Heather Anderson


The current through hike record for the PCT is held by Heather Anderson who completed the trail in 2013 in 60 days covering all of the 2,660 odd miles unsupported. 

I believe it unlikely that a man would be able to match or beat this record given their gender’s metabolic and endurance sensitivities. 

So often as we walk we’re passed by much faster moving women of all ages. The male macho hiking stereotype is turned on its head by their speed and endurance. The trail continues to have much to teach us. 

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