Bio & Press Kit

I may live somewhere else, but my Home is on the Trail

National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, Heather Anderson is the only woman who has completed the Appalachian, Pacific Crest and Continental Divide National Scenic Trails each 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 holds the female self-supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) on the Pacific Crest Trail (2013) and on the Appalachian Trail (2015). She is also an avid mountaineer and peakbagger working on several ascent lists in the US and abroad and has logged well over 40,000 foot miles since 2003.

Photo: Pea Hicks

As a professional speaker, Heather 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 (2021) about her 2015 AT record. She co-authored a prescriptive guide to long-distance backpacking Adventure Ready: A Hiker’s Guide to Planning, Training and Resiliency (2022) with Katie Gerber.

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Selected Awards

  • California Outdoors Hall of Fame Inductee 2022
  • National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2019
  • Fastest Known Time of the Year 2016

Books By Heather Anderson

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