Leanna Shuttleworth


A British record breaker at only twenty years old Leanna Shuttleworth is a mountaineer and motivational speaker who currently holds the record as youngest British female to both summit Mount Everest and complete the Seven Summits. Now working as an after dinner speaker in Britain and abroad Leanna is an impressive individual with an inspiring story to tell.

Born in England Leanna Shuttleworth grew up in the Middle East where she was first introduced to mountain climbing by a teacher and enthusiast. Although she was still a teenager Leanna was hooked by the sense of adventure and accomplishment she achieved from her very first climb – which she loved despite being the only girl on the trip and suffering with altitude sickness!

Leanna went on to share her new hobby with her friends and family and it was through reading a book by legendary mountaineers Phil and Susan Ershler that she first encountered the Seven Summits challenge, which she herself finally completed in 2012.

Since gaining international acclaim for her success Leanna Shuttleworth has worked prolifically as a motivational speaker, sharing her experiences and spreading her love of mountain climbing with audiences around the world. A genuinely inspirational individual Leanna has worked as an after dinner speaker and is particularly popular with youth groups and young person’s events. In her work as a motivational speaker Leanna explains the life changing impact her treks have had upon her and how such experiences have altered her outlook on life.

As part of her work as a motivational speaker Leanna identifies the importance of team work and mutual support in adventuring and mountaineering; her experiences and beliefs are not only impressive and inspirational but also translate well to a number of other environments, whether it be the family unit, personal confidence or even the office dynamic.

Having achieved her dream of completing the Seven Summit’s Challenge, Leanna Shuttleworth now dreams of inspiring others, particularly other young girls, to take part in mountaineering and climbing excursions.

She stresses the importance of independence, personal strength, ambition and balance in all aspects of life and hopes band young women to push beyond the comfort zones, overcome their fears and reach for their dreams, no matter how impossible they may seem. Outside of her work as a motivational speaker Leanna Shuttleworth is currently working through her undergraduate degree, studying centenary science.

To book Leanna Shuttleworth as the motivational speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

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

  • Mountaineering
  • Extreme Sport
  • Youth Sport
  • Achieving Goals