Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home--Presentation & Book Signing by Triple Crowner Heather "Anish" AndersonPosted by adventure 16 | 03.26.2019
Join us for an evening of stories and photos with Triple Crown thru hiker Heather "Anish" Anderson, author of Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home--An inspiring personal journey about how one woman hikes grueling long-distance trails at record-breaking speeds—and discovers her own sense of worth.
In November 2018 Heather Anderson, known as “Anish” on trail, became the onlywoman to have completed a calendar year “Triple Crown” of thru-hiking, completing the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide National Scenic Trails in a single calendar 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 is the only female “Triple Triple Crowner” having completed the route three times. She holds the overall self-supported FKT 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 women to hold the overall record. 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.
In her new memoir, Heather conveys not only her athleticism and wilderness adventures, but also shares her distinct message of courage—her willingness to turn away from the predictability of a more traditional life in an effort to seek out what most fulfills her. Amid the rigors of the trail—pain,fear, loneliness, and dangers—she discovers the greater rewards of community and of self, conquering her doubts and building confidence. Ultimately, she realizes that records are merely a catalyst, giving her purpose, focus, and a goal toward which to strive.
BOOK READING / DISCUSSION / Q&A & BOOK SIGNING
Thursday, April 25: A16 San Diego Store, 6:30pm
Praise for Thirst: 2600 Miles to Home By Heather “Anish” Anderson
“Thirst: 2,600 Miles to Home...draws from exhaustive journal entries written on the trail to track all 60 days, 17 hours, and 12 minutes of her record - setting PCT hike in captivating detail. But perhaps more impressive is the way it paints a complex portrait of the strong - willed yet vulnerable human being behind what seems like a superhuman feat. [It’s] a refreshingly candid account of how an average person can harness a steadfast determination to achieve the spectacular.” — Outside
“With humility and vulnerability, Heather ‘Anish’ Anderson reminds us that the most impressive feats of strength and endurance are entirely human endeavors, achieved one step at a time. Thirst takes the reader to the trail, but also to the heart.” — Ben Montgomery, author of Grandma Gatewood’s Walk “Heather Anderson’s book is much like her extraordinary trail accomplishments: extremely personal yet universally inspiring. She exposes the val ue of following a path apart from the mainstream, and convinces readers of their own ability to unleash personal reserves of endurance to push beyond mental limitations and cultural expectations.” — Jennifer Pharr Davis, author of The Pursuit of Endurance
"Thirst is the kind of book that sits in your bones. It makes you want to push harder at whatever it is you do. Anish is possibly the greatest athlete in the world, but she didn’t start that way. This book gives you hope and courage by showing that no matter who you are or where you are at now, you can do more. ” — Liz “Snorkel” Thomas, author of Long Trails: Mastering the Art of the Thru - Hike