An Appalachian Trail Evening with Heather "Anish" Anderson - Dec. 2, 2015

In September 2015, Heather "Anish" Anderson set the fastest known time to hike the Appalachian Trail unsupported. Hear her trail story plus see a riveting National Geographic film about the Appalachian Trail!
Andriana Fletcher Andriana Fletcher
November 17, 2015

In September 2015, Washington resident Heather “Anish” Anderson hiked the 2,200 Appalachian Trail in 54 days, 7 hours and 48 minutes. Hiking 16-18 hours a day, she averaged 40 miles a day, setting a new fast-speed thru-hike record for FKT (fastest know time) for an ‘unsupported” hiker on the AT.

Three years earlier Heather hiked the entire Pacific Crest Trail in 60 days, also the woman’s unsupported speed-hike record. Come hear Heather’s compelling life story and trail story of her time on the AT. She’ll show and explain the gear she used.

There will be a Q&A following her slide-show presentation. After Heather's presentation will be a screening of a 50 minute National Geographic film of the Appalachian Trail, with wonderful cinematography and scenery.

 Tickets & Showtime 

Doors open at 6:30pm, event begins at 7:00pm


  • $9.00 for Mountaineers Members
  • $11.00 for non members
  • $12.00 at the door
  • $5.00 for children (18 yrs old and under)


Please consider buying your tickets in advance. The last time Heather came to Seattle to speak about her PCT adventure, the event sold out and was standing-room only.

Questions? Contact Steve LeBrun:  or 206-954-1789

This event is sponsored by the Mountaineers Foothills Branch - Hiking and Backpacking Committee.

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Ruben Nieto
Ruben Nieto says:
Sat, Nov 7, 2015 11:36 AM

where is this event being held?

steve lebrun
steve lebrun says:
Mon, Nov 30, 2015 11:04 AM

Note: the event will be held at Goodman Hall at the Mountaineer's club Seattle Program Center at Magnuson Park; tickets should be available at the or check only