148 Thirst - Heather "Anish" Anderson


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Heather holds the overall self-supported Fastest Known Time (FKTs) on the Pacific Crest Trail (2013) hiking it in 60 days, 17 hours, 12 minutes, breaking the previous men’s record by four days and becoming the first woman to hold the overall record.

Her book Thirst, is all about this feat! We talk about some of the events she wrote, leaving much to be read by you.

She also holds the women’s self-supported FKTs on the Appalachian Trail (2015) with a time of 54 days, 7 hours, 48 minutes and the Arizona Trail (2016), which she completed in 19 days, 17 hours, 9 minutes.

We talk about her Calendar Year Triple Crown she completed in 2018. On November 8, 2018 on a southern point along the Continental Divide Trail in Grants, New Mexico Heather Anderson, known as “Anish” on the trail, became the first women to complete a Calendar Year “Triple Crown”of thru hiking completing the Appalachian Trail (AT), Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), and Continental Divide Trail (CDT), a combined distance of 7,900 miles with a vertical gain of more than one million feet, in a single year. In the process she set a female Fastest Known Time (FKT) for the route, hiking it in 251 days, 20 hours, 10 minutes and became the only female “Triple Triple Crowner” having competed all three trails three times since 2003.

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