Anna developed her love of mountains, lakes and waterfalls after holidaying in the European Alps from a young age, giving her an innate sense of adventure.
After graduating with a degree in ancient history from the University of Nottingham she decided to venture in search of more wilderness and ended up working in Canada as an online website curator at the Whistler Museum, skiing, snowboarding and exploring the west coast of the country in her free time. Since working at Audley she has completed several extensive trips around Canada and Alaska, each time becoming more inspired by their diversity and the endless possibilities of travel out there.
Her trips have seen her flying out by small aircraft to watch the grizzly bears enjoying the salmon run in the Katmai National Park, heli-hiking in the Bugaboos, exploring the cobbled streets of pretty Quebec City, travelling across the Rockies by train on the Skeena and driving the Top of the World Highway in the Yukon.
After settling in Witney she now gets her enjoyment from sending Audley clients out there to travel in her footsteps.
I'll never forget when…
Heli-hiking in the Bugaboos has to be the best experience I have ever had.
With the magnificent Rockies towering above me I was strapped into the side seat of a helicopter and we flew through the mountains, over jagged peaks and untouched wilderness. It was the ride of mine and my companions’ lives and there was not a fellow member of our party who was not deeply moved by the majesty of the view before us.
That was just the transfer to the lodge itself; the experience got more incredible over the following few days. We hiked for as long as we liked each day before letting our guide know that we wished to head home for a glass of wine on the lodge deck, or a for a dip in the hot tub. At this, the helicopter was called and picked us up in any remote location we chose. What's not to love?
To those of you who think this may not be for them, I would urge you to rethink your plans; I promise that you will not regret it.