Annabelle Bond

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Annabelle Bond OBE (born 1969), is a British socialite,[1][2] international adventurer and activist, who came to prominence after climbing the summit of Mount Everest on 15 May 2004, making her the fourth British woman to do so.[3]

In 2005 she became the fastest woman and fourth fastest person to ever climb all Seven Summits, when she climbed them in 360 days.[4] Her televised climb of Everest portrayed her as the glamorous blonde who brought her lipstick to the summit of Everest.[5]

Despite her mountain climbing feats, she devotes much of her time to charity fundraising and heads the Eve Appeal to raise money for ovarian cancer.[citation needed] She has publicly spoken about her ovarian tumor, in an attempt to get more women to seek treatment, as well as to raise awareness and increase funding.

She is the daughter of British banker Sir John Bond, former Chairman of HSBC and current Chairman of Xstrata.[1]

On June 17, 2006, Bond was awarded an OBE (Civil Division) For services to Mountaineering and to the Eve Appeal.[6]

Bond has a daughter, Isabella, with Warren Lichtenstein and has become a successful child support plaintiff, obtaining an order for more than $500,000 per year from a Hong Kong court.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b Hurtado, Patricia; Van Voris, Bob (25 April 2013). "Steel Partners CEO Sues Ex-Spear Leeds Chief Over Support". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  2. ^ Lattman, Peter (25 April 2013). "Millionaires Clash Over Socialite's Child Support Claims". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "Bond ambition". The Scotsman. 1 September 2004. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  4. ^ Kay, Richard (9 September 2007). "A new solo challenge for Anna". Daily Mail. London. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Hosking, Patrick; Johnston, Chris. "The Times". The Times. Archived from the original on 5 December 2008. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "No. 58014". The London Gazette (Supplement). 17 June 2006. p. 9. 
  7. ^ Levin, Bess (24 April 2013). "Steel Partners CEO Not Feeling So Amicable Toward His Ex-Wife, Her Current Boyfriend Anymore". Retrieved 30 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "Warren Lichtenstein sues his ex Annabelle Bond's lover, Tampa Bay Rays part-owner Andrew Cader". The New York Post. 25 April 2013. Retrieved 30 July 2013. 

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