Heather “Anish” Anderson

Ultra Runner & Thru-Hiker


Hometown: Bellingham, 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 subsequently took up ultra-marathon 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.

2015 Schedule:

Various Fastest Known Time Attempts as well as working toward completion of the Highest 100 Peaks in Washington

Favorite Accomplishments
Setting the Self-Supported Fastest Known Time on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013.
Completing a loop at the Barkley Marathons in 2014.
Third Female at HURT 100 in 2014.
Ability to make Baigan Bharta as good (or better) than what you can get in Varanasi, India.