Auckland Section October Club Night with Anna Keeling

Anna Keeling is an IFMGA guide. From Christchurch, New Zealand, home is now Kura Tawhiti/Castle Hill Village (NZ) and Salt Lake City, Utah. Mother of one and owner/operator of Anna Keeling Guiding (AKG), Anna has spent her life zipping around outdoors - winning the world’s first expedition adventure race and many multisport endurance events (Coast to Coast Longest Day in 1990). Anna now trains and examines mountain and ski guides for both the New Zealand Mountain Guide Association (NZMGA) and the American Mountain Guide Association (AMGA). Anna focuses on affordable recreational avalanche education, and guiding locally as much as possible in the Craigieburn, Arthurs Pass and Aoraki/Westland. A writer, Anna was the Ski Columnist for the Christchurch Press from 2011-2014 and managed the writing and development of the NZMGA guide manual as well as publishing six articles for The NZ Climber. For the talk, Anna focuses on two of her values - balance and adventure - raising an outdoor family while living and guiding in 2 countries as well and being married to an award-winning documentary film maker who travels widely. Anna needs to be outside so 'feeding her own rat’ and sustaining mostly back-to-back winters is a constant, yet fun, challenge.

For all the information on where and when visit the Auckland Climber Website