Bonita charts her rise from novice climber to standing on the top of Mt Everest in just two years. She takes her audience on a journey, from the moment she makes her decision, to the toils of raising sponsorship and the intense training required for a Himalayan expedition. Accompanied by stunning photographs she tells her up close and personal anecdotes of what it’s actually like to climb the world’s highest mountain.
Bonita’s story is about taking on a big risk, of commitment, and of a personal struggle. Her aim is to make every audience member reflect upon their own life goals and the challenges they face, and equip them with the techniques she used to through her toughest moments. Bonita tells of the lessons she learnt as an ordinary girl taking on an extraordinary and overwhelming challenge. Her message of marginal gains, not giving in, and always keeping our minds open to new opportunities and challenges is as relevant to a graduate audience as it is the board of directors.
Bonita is author of her own book: ‘The Girl Who Climbed Everest’. Published in 2017 the book received fantastic reviews as well as widespread media coverage.