Heather “Anish” Anderson

Ultra Runner & Thru-Hiker


Hometown: Sedro Woolley, WA
Personal Blog: runhikelivelove.blogspot.com
Facebook: facebook.com/AnishHikes
Twitter: @AnishHikes
Favorite Shoe: The Lone Peak

Heather, known as Anish on trails, completed her Triple Crown of Backpacking in 2006 at the age of 25. She completed the 2,100 mi long Appalachian Trail in 2003, the 2,600 mi long Pacific Crest Trail in 2005, and the ~2,600 mi long Continental Divide Trail in 2006. She has subsequently taken up ultramarathon running, completing six 100 mile races since August 2011 as well as dozens of 50k and 50 mi events. She is well known for setting the overall self-supported speed record on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013 (60 days, 17 hours, 12 min), breaking the previous record by four days. Her writing has appeared in Ultrarunning Magazine, and she gives talks all over the country about her record setting hike.

2014 Schedule (where you’ll see Anish):
The Barkley Ultramarathon 3/14
Assorted trails across the US attempting Fastast Known Times (weather dependent locations)

Adventure Highlights
2013 Pacific Crest Trail Self-Supported Fastest Known Time
Completed Triple Crown of Backpacking in 2006