Annie Seel

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Annie Seel
Born (1968-09-05) 5 September 1968 (age 47)
Täby, Sweden
Occupation public speaker and marketing consultant
Known for following @Sonja.margret on instagram. Enduro racer, rally driver and for climbing Everest on a motorcycle

Annie Seel (born 5 September 1968) is a Swedish-born motorcyclist who set a world altitude record for climbing to Mount Everest base camp on a motorcycle. Seel climbed to 5,305 m (17,405 ft), breaking the existing unofficial record by more than 50 m (160 ft),[1] using a 20-year-old Honda XL250 fitted with ice tires. This limitation was due to the Nepalese government's ban on the importation of new motorcycles to Nepal.[2]

Previously known as an enduro racer and a leading female competitor in the Paris-Dakar Rally,[3][4] Seel was awarded the Swedish "Adventurer of The Year" award in 2005 for being the first woman to compete in the 500-mile (800 km) TSCO Vegas to Reno desert motorcycle race,[5] where she finished as the fifth highest amateur and was FIM first "Ride Green" woman eco-enduro champion in a race for electric motorcycles supporting environmentally responsible motorsports racing.[6][7]

During the 2010 Dakar Rally, Seel crashed into a 16 ft (4.9 m) deep tomb but continued to complete the race.[8] She also competed in the world’s first electric grand prix "TTXGP 2010" at Snetterton Motor Racing Circuit in the UK, riding the Morris Motorcycles Racing team's Mavizen TTX02 machine.[9][10]


  1. ^ Woman sets Everest bike record, Motorcycle News, 26 August 2003 
  2. ^ Woman to ride up Everest, Motorcycle News, 1 July 2003 
  3. ^ Matförgiftad Seel kör vidare (in Swedish), Dagens Nyheter AB, 11 January 2011 
  4. ^ Weekly World News, 23 September 2003 
  5. ^ European Adventurer of The Year, retrieved 2012-07-10 
  6. ^ Honours shared in first-ever Eco Enduro, Motorcycle News, 14 December 2009 
  7. ^ FIM Eco Ride Green 
  8. ^ Chris Newbigging (15 January 2010), Dakar racer crashes into 16ft tomb – continues racing, Motorcycle News 
  9. ^ Dan Aspel (6 July 2010), TTXGP 2010 comes to the UK, Motorcycle News 
  10. ^ TTXGP COMES TO BRANDS HATCH FOR ITS PENULTIMATE DATE IN AN HISTORIC 2010, eGrandPrix Ltd., 30 September 2010, retrieved 2012-07-10 

External links[edit]

Official website