Jo Gambi – Keynote Speaker

British climber and Guinness World Record holder

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Specialist Subjects

  • Motivation
  • Teamwork
  • Goal-setting
  • Leadership


  • English


British Adventurer, Jo Gambi entered the Guinness World Records for the fastest female ascent of the Seven Summits. She is the second British woman to climb Everest’s North Ridge. In 2005 Jo Gambi and her husband Rob, became the first couple to climb the ‘Seven Summits’ in record time and ski to the North and South Poles. Remarkably they achieved these records not only while Rob was in remission from his second bout of cancer, but also in spite of facing death along the way, while stranded high in the Himalaya.

Jo Gambi and her husband, Rob are currently working with Cambridge University on stem cell and other research programmes primarily in relation to Prader Wili Syndrome, as well as general fundraising initiatives and sporting events for charity. Jo spends a lot of her time helping to organise and attending conferences and seminars relating to education, healthcare and special needs. Rob and Jo are also Patrons and Ambassadors for Cancer Research UK, Rock UK and Adventure Plus Outdoor adventure and education for young/vulnerable people). Jo Gambi has always been passionate about access to outdoor activities for young people and holds a qualification in Forest Schooling. She currently helps out at Tree House Learning, Forest School.

Jo’s book, Holding On – a story of love and survival was successfully launched in the UK and as a talented photographer, Jo has captured images from some of the most remote and wild places around the globe and in addition to contributing to the prestigious Nikon Owner Magazine.

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