Mountaineers Books  Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home


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In her memoir, Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home, Heather "Anish" Anderson details her record-breaking thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail, conveying her courage, athleticism and love for the wild.


  • By age 25, Heather had hiked the "Triple Crown" of backpacking, completing the combined 7,900 miles of the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trail
  • She then repeated the feat on all 3 trails to become the second woman to complete the "Double Triple Crown of Backpacking"
  • Amid the rigors of the trail, "Anish" (her trail name) discovers the greater rewards of community and of self, conquering her doubts and building confidence
  • Heather holds the overall self-supported fastest known time on the Pacific Crest Trail (2013), hiking it in 60 days, 17 hrs. and 12 min. to break the men's record by 4 days
  • She is also the first woman to hold the self-supported fastest known times on the Appalachian Trail (2015) and Arizona Trail (2016)
  • Heather has hiked more than 20,000 miles since 2003, including 10 thru-hikes; she is also an avid mountaineer working on several ascent lists in the U.S. and abroad
  • An ultramarathon runner, she has completed six 100-mile races since August 2011, dozens of 50K and 50-mile events and has attempted the infamous Barkley Marathons 4 times
  • Heather was named a National Geographic 2019 Adventurer of the Year

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Heather "Anish" Anderson

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