Anna McNuff

Explorer & Adventure Speaker

Anna McNuff is an endurance athlete, bestselling author and adventurer. Named by The Guardian as one of the top female adventurers of our time, Condé Nast Traveller also recently included her in a list of the 50 Most Influential Travellers in the world. She is the UK ambassador for Girl Guiding, and the founder of Adventure Queens; the UK’s fastest growing women’s adventure community. Her debut book The Pants of Perspective was released in July 2017, and hit the UK charts as a No.1 bestseller.

The daughter of two Olympic rowers, Anna went on to represent Great Britain herself – winning medals at World and European Championships. Dogged by injury in her twenties, she made the difficult decision to retire from the sport and to embark on a new life as an adventurer.

In 2013 Anna cycled a beautiful pink bicycle 11,000 miles through each and every state of the USA, from Alaska to Hawaii, solo and unsupported. In 2015, Anna set out on a 2,000 mile run along New Zealand’s Te Araroa Trail. Travelling alone for 148 days, and running up to 32 miles in a day, she carried all of her belongings in a backpack that was often as heavy at 20kgs In 2017, Anna was part of a two-woman team who cycled 5,500 miles along the spine of South America’s Andes mountains, ascending over 100,000 metres on a bike – more than eleven times the height of Everest.

Anna’s high energy talks are life lessons from the road, told with raw honesty, humour and passion. Through her speeches, she advocates a willingness to embrace the many obstacles that litter the road to success, and to view each one as an opportunity to learn and to grow.

To book Anna McNuff as the leadership speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Anna is known to cover the following topics:

  • Confidence and self-belief
  • Overcoming fear of failure
  • Growth mindset and the courage to begin
  • Identifying and overcoming ‘limiting beliefs’
  • The ability to ‘choose your attitude’
  • Determination, resilience and perseverance

Take a look at one of Anna’s TEDxTalk‘s here: