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Heather Anderson

Endurance Hiker & First Female To Complete Triple Crown In Under A Year

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Heather Anderson Biography

With 28,000 miles to her name, 2019 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Heather Anderson has made history on America's most iconic trails. Anderson, who goes by the trail name Anish, is the only woman who has thru-hiked the U.S.'s mega trails — the Appalachian, the Continental Divide, and the Pacific Crest three times. This includes her historic Calendar Year Triple Crown hike in 2018 when she hiked all three of those trails in one March-November season, making her the first female to do so.

She also holds the overall self-supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the Pacific Crest Trail (2013) – hiking it in 60 days, 17 hours, 12 min, which broke the previous men’s record by four days and established the first female record. She also holds the female self-supported FKT on the Appalachian Trail (2015) in a time of 54 days, 7 hours, 48 minutes, and the Arizona Trail (2016) which she completed in 19 days, 17 hours, 9 minutes.

As a professional speaker, Anderson speaks regularly about her adventures and the lessons learned on trail. She is the author of "Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home," chronicling her Pacific Crest Trail record, and "Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail" about her 2015 AT record. She is also an avid mountaineer and peakbagger working on several ascent lists in the US and abroad.

Speaking Topics
  • Education and Instruction

    These talks synthesize Heather’s deep knowledge and experience base into concise and informative presentations. These presentations can be combined with one another and/or interactive sessions to create a workshop format. Great for outdoor clubs looking for educational programming. Sample topics: Intro to Ultralight Hking, Thru-hiking 101, Backpacking for Women, Trail Nutrition, Training for your First Thru-hike

  • Dream Big, Be Courageous

    This talk centers on the concept of choosing your own path in life. Heather has pursued her dreams both on trail and off despite setbacks, failures and societal pressures to the contrary. An excellent choice for any group seeking inspiration through the lens of wilderness adventure.

  • Adventure Stories

    These talks center on a specific hike and weave stories and experiences from the trail into a compelling storyline. Perfect for outdoor groups looking for an evening of entertainment.

Videos
Books
Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail

Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail

Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home

Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home

News
  • Meet the trailblazing thru-hiker who walked 8,000 miles in a year

    I ask Heather “Anish” Anderson if she is a spiritual person. I know it must take more than pure physical strength to will someone to walk 8,000 trail miles in 251 days. I have also heard that she does not like a lot of fanfare—such as being named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year—and I want to give her a question that will resonate deeper than just asking how she pulled it off....

  • Pro Tips for Journaling Your Next Adventure

    If you know anything at all about Heather “Anish” Anderson, you likely know how her two books about hiking end. Thirst (2019) finishes at the Canadian border, where she successfully completed the fastest-known self-supported time of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013. Her new Mud Rocks Blazes, published in March, culminates on Georgia’s Springer Mountain, where she obliterated the previous...

  • Heather Anderson Found Healing on Her Historic PCT Hike

    Heather Anderson will probably never read this story. It’s not personal. The 37-year-old hiker, ultrarunner, and writer, known as Anish in the long-distance hiking community, doesn’t read most stories about her achievements. Not even the ones about her impressive fastest-known-time (FKT) records on long trails or her most recent accomplishment, becoming the first woman to hike a calendar-year...

  • How Heather “Anish” Anderson Finished the Triple Crown in a Single Year

    First, the numbers: It took Heather “Anish” Anderson 251 days, 20 hours, and 10 minutes to hike the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail. In that time, she covered a total of 8,000 miles, averaging 25 miles a day from March to November and wearing through a pair of shoes approximately every 20 days. She hiked her way through 22 states in the company of...

  • Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Heather Anderson on Her New Book

    Heather sat down in the middle of the trail and thought to herself, “I really am incapable.” Tears streaming down her face and blood running down her legs from cuts, she contended with the possibility of failure. It’s a feeling we’ve all experienced, long-distance backpacker or not. Everything’s going wrong, you’re tired, frustrated, probably hungry, and the three-year-old child...

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Heather Anderson?

    Booking fees for Heather Anderson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Heather Anderson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Heather Anderson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Heather Anderson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Heather Anderson for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Heather Anderson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Heather Anderson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Endurance Hiker & First Female To Complete Triple Crown In Under A Year

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Heather Anderson Biography

With 28,000 miles to her name, 2019 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Heather Anderson has made history on America's most iconic trails. Anderson, who goes by the trail name Anish, is the only woman who has thru-hiked the U.S.'s mega trails — the Appalachian, the Continental Divide, and the Pacific Crest three times. This includes her historic Calendar Year Triple Crown hike in 2018 when she hiked all three of those trails in one March-November season, making her the first female to do so.

She also holds the overall self-supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the Pacific Crest Trail (2013) – hiking it in 60 days, 17 hours, 12 min, which broke the previous men’s record by four days and established the first female record. She also holds the female self-supported FKT on the Appalachian Trail (2015) in a time of 54 days, 7 hours, 48 minutes, and the Arizona Trail (2016) which she completed in 19 days, 17 hours, 9 minutes.

As a professional speaker, Anderson speaks regularly about her adventures and the lessons learned on trail. She is the author of "Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home," chronicling her Pacific Crest Trail record, and "Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Letting Go on the Appalachian Trail" about her 2015 AT record. She is also an avid mountaineer and peakbagger working on several ascent lists in the US and abroad.

Heather Anderson Speaking Topics

  • Education and Instruction

    These talks synthesize Heather’s deep knowledge and experience base into concise and informative presentations. These presentations can be combined with one another and/or interactive sessions to create a workshop format. Great for outdoor clubs looking for educational programming. Sample topics: Intro to Ultralight Hking, Thru-hiking 101, Backpacking for Women, Trail Nutrition, Training for your First Thru-hike

  • Dream Big, Be Courageous

    This talk centers on the concept of choosing your own path in life. Heather has pursued her dreams both on trail and off despite setbacks, failures and societal pressures to the contrary. An excellent choice for any group seeking inspiration through the lens of wilderness adventure.

  • Adventure Stories

    These talks center on a specific hike and weave stories and experiences from the trail into a compelling storyline. Perfect for outdoor groups looking for an evening of entertainment.

Heather Anderson Videos

  • 2020 Read & Share: Thirst with Heather "Anish" Anderson
    WCLS 2020 Read & Share author Heather "Anish" Anderson invites you to come to 5 author presentations in October. Heather will be speaking about her...
  • Trailblazer is 1st woman to complete U.S.'s 3 longest hikes within a...
    Heather "Anish" Anderson went through 16 pairs of shoes on her journey.
  • Redefining Happily Ever After | TEDxNapaValley
    Heather Anderson shares the idea behind her "Triple Crown" of backpacking as part of the TEDxNapaValley 2015 "Redefining Success: changing direction...

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FAQs on booking Heather Anderson

  • How to book Heather Anderson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Heather Anderson for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Heather Anderson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Heather Anderson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Heather Anderson?

    Booking fees for Heather Anderson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Heather Anderson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Heather Anderson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Heather Anderson for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Heather Anderson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Heather Anderson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Heather Anderson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Heather Anderson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Education and Instruction, Dream Big, Be Courageous and Adventure Stories. The estimated speaking fee range to book Heather Anderson for your event is available upon request. Heather Anderson generally travels from Seattle, WA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Robyn Benincasa, Neal Petersen, Bear Grylls, Eric Alexander and Nirmal Purja. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Heather Anderson for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Heather Anderson Speaking Topics

  • Education and Instruction

    These talks synthesize Heather’s deep knowledge and experience base into concise and informative presentations. These presentations can be combined with one another and/or interactive sessions to create a workshop format. Great for outdoor clubs looking for educational programming. Sample topics: Intro to Ultralight Hking, Thru-hiking 101, Backpacking for Women, Trail Nutrition, Training for your First Thru-hike

  • Dream Big, Be Courageous

    This talk centers on the concept of choosing your own path in life. Heather has pursued her dreams both on trail and off despite setbacks, failures and societal pressures to the contrary. An excellent choice for any group seeking inspiration through the lens of wilderness adventure.

  • Adventure Stories

    These talks center on a specific hike and weave stories and experiences from the trail into a compelling storyline. Perfect for outdoor groups looking for an evening of entertainment.

Heather Anderson Speaker Videos

  • 2020 Read & Share: Thirst with Heather "Anish" Anderson
    WCLS 2020 Read & Share author Heather "Anish" Anderson invites you to come to 5 author presentations in October. Heather will be speaking about her memoir, Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home.
    Trailblazer is 1st woman to complete U.S.'s 3 longest hikes within a year
    Heather "Anish" Anderson went through 16 pairs of shoes on her journey.
  • Redefining Happily Ever After | TEDxNapaValley
    Heather Anderson shares the idea behind her "Triple Crown" of backpacking as part of the TEDxNapaValley 2015 "Redefining Success: changing direction mid-stream" event.

Heather Anderson News

  • Meet the trailblazing thru-hiker who walked 8,000 miles in a year

    I ask Heather “Anish” Anderson if she is a spiritual person. I know it must take more than pure physical strength to will someone to walk 8,000 trail miles in 251 days. I have also heard that she does not like a lot of fanfare—such as being named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year—and I want to give her a question that will resonate deeper than just asking how she pulled it off....

  • Pro Tips for Journaling Your Next Adventure

    If you know anything at all about Heather “Anish” Anderson, you likely know how her two books about hiking end. Thirst (2019) finishes at the Canadian border, where she successfully completed the fastest-known self-supported time of the Pacific Crest Trail in 2013. Her new Mud Rocks Blazes, published in March, culminates on Georgia’s Springer Mountain, where she obliterated the previous...

  • Heather Anderson Found Healing on Her Historic PCT Hike

    Heather Anderson will probably never read this story. It’s not personal. The 37-year-old hiker, ultrarunner, and writer, known as Anish in the long-distance hiking community, doesn’t read most stories about her achievements. Not even the ones about her impressive fastest-known-time (FKT) records on long trails or her most recent accomplishment, becoming the first woman to hike a calendar-year...

  • How Heather “Anish” Anderson Finished the Triple Crown in a Single Year

    First, the numbers: It took Heather “Anish” Anderson 251 days, 20 hours, and 10 minutes to hike the Appalachian Trail, the Pacific Crest Trail, and the Continental Divide Trail. In that time, she covered a total of 8,000 miles, averaging 25 miles a day from March to November and wearing through a pair of shoes approximately every 20 days. She hiked her way through 22 states in the company of...

  • Mud, Rocks, Blazes: Heather Anderson on Her New Book

    Heather sat down in the middle of the trail and thought to herself, “I really am incapable.” Tears streaming down her face and blood running down her legs from cuts, she contended with the possibility of failure. It’s a feeling we’ve all experienced, long-distance backpacker or not. Everything’s going wrong, you’re tired, frustrated, probably hungry, and the three-year-old child...

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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