Anna is an IFMGA-certified  mountain guide.  After years of travelling, guiding and adventure racing around the Earth, she and her family are now based at Castle Hill Village in winter and in Salt Lake City, Utah (also in winter).  The ‘Simper-Keelings’ make the most of their winters and brief spring/summers to ski and climb in their beloved environs.

With ski descents and climbing ascents from Northern India’s Kedarnath done to Denali’s West rib as well as wins in International Adventure races and New Zealand’s Coast to Coast, Anna has spent her life zipping around outdoors.  In addition to her business in New Zealand, Anna works as a Mountain Guide trainer and examiner for both the New Zealand Mountain Guide Association (NZMGA) and the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA) and freelances with guiding companies such as Adventure Consultants, Alpine Guides ltd, Chicks with Picks and Utah Mountain Adventures.  She has taught avalanche courses for the New Zealand Mountain Safety council, Utah Avalanche Centre, the American Avalanche Institute and Utah Mountain Adventures.  An outdoor writer, Anna was the Ski Columnist for the Christchurch Press from 2011-2014.  She now blogs for CHILL and writes a regular department for Utah’s Ascent – Mountain Journal.

Follow Anna’s adventures on her blog.