EXPLORER, PRESENTER, SPEAKER
Ness has been passionate about the wild world ever since she was a child. Growing up in Africa she developed a strong bond with the rich culture as well as the wildlife around her and its fragile balance, which drives her determination to work with people, nature and conservation efforts today.
Ness lives for adventure and exploration, and has tested her mind and body to their limits in some of the most extraordinary environments on the planet. She spent months working in the Bolivian jungle with an Oscelot and Puma rehabilitating them. She has stand up paddleboarded 1000 miles, cycled across the USA solo, became the first female in history to swim the Thames River, ran 15 marathons in 15 days and cycled across Bolivia with no money.
Last year Ness explored the northern reaches of the Namib Desert in Namibia solo, creating a documentary with Red Bull Media House that followed her journey from untouched, arid wilderness heading south into lion and elephant territory. Ness wild camped along the way and sourced water from natural waterholes and streams.
She plans to become the first female in history to row across the Pacific Ocean solo and non-stop, an expedition so extreme and remote the most likely closest human contact will be astronauts 200 miles above on the International Space Station.
Ness’ passion is for storytelling, uncovering spectacular wildlife and cultures surviving and thriving in extraordinary locations around planet Earth.