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Anna Wells


I currently work as a Doctor in the Scottish Highlands, but I am planning to take a career break to focus on climbing. I absolutely love being in the mountains! The freedom of wide open spaces and the rush of trying hard. My favourite activities are rock climbing, summer alpinism, skimo and running, with my happiest moments have included climbing El Capitan, summiting 37 4000ers in one summer, and I have also been fortunate to travel the world as part of the GB Ice Climbing Team.

I have a lot of adventourous projects in mind and in the long game I have my sights set on the winter olympics!

The Number Crunch:

  • 37 x 4000m Alpine peaks in one summer (including 22 in 6 days).
  • El Capitan, Triple Direct (3 days).
  • Lurking Fear (13 hours).
  • 14th, Ice Climbing World Cup, Saas-Fee.
  • Cuillin Ridge, winter traverse in a day.

09 01 2020 - Daring Deeds

Sunrise on Pico del Teide
Anna Wells climbs Spain's highest mountain

18 10 2019 - Daring Deeds

Taking on the Three Peaks Challenge
The three highest peaks in the UK in one day.

13 06 2019 - Daring Deeds

Five Ben Nevis Ridges in a Day
A new take on some Scottish classics

08 02 2019 - Daring Deeds

The Magic of the Valley Blanche
Anna Wells is making the most of the ski season

18 01 2019 - News

So what is adventure?
A question of adventure

18 12 2018 - Daring Deeds

Third Time Lucky: Soloing the Aiguille de Moine
Anna Wells takes a break at 3412m

17 10 2018 - Daring Deeds

Mont Blanc in a day
Anna Wells attempts the ultimate "day hit"

22 08 2018 - Daring Deeds

Five thousand metres of vertical joy
sunsets and big days in the Alps

17 08 2018 - Daring Deeds

Photo perfect
Juggling conflicting passions and uncertainty

16 06 2018 - Daring Deeds

Adventures with Dad
inspiration for an outdoor life from dad

01 06 2018 - Daring Deeds

Microadventures: part two
Anna Wells' next micro instalment of adventures

02 03 2018 - Daring Deeds

Ridges through the Sky
Anna Wells on Scottish Winter

02 01 2018 - Daring Deeds

Microadventures: Part one
Reflecting on a year of microadventures

06 12 2017 - Daring Deeds

Black Friday
Climbing my first E5

06 11 2015 - Daring Deeds

Sport to Drytool
mixing up the climbing

22 10 2015 - Daring Deeds

Red Bull White Cliffs
Red Bull chalk climbing comp on the Isle of Wight

21 10 2015 - Daring Deeds

Exams are over
More climbing after exams

16 02 2015 - Daring Deeds

World Cup 2015 part 2
more rounds of the 2015 ice climbing world cup

16 02 2015 - Daring Deeds

Scottish Winter and a bit of tooling!
taking time off from competitions

16 02 2015 - Daring Deeds

World Cup 2015 part 1
ice climbing competitions 2015

06 02 2015 - News

Anna Wells - Ice Climbing World Cup
UIAA 2015 Lead competition circuit

12 01 2015 - Daring Deeds

Competition season (so far!!)
Drytooling competition season

28 11 2014 - Daring Deeds

A year of Mountain Marathons
Getting into mountain marathons

20 10 2014 - Daring Deeds

Competition Time!
Hitting the competition season well

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