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.
Sunrise on Pico del Teide
Anna Wells climbs Spain's highest mountain
Taking on the Three Peaks Challenge
The three highest peaks in the UK in one day.
Five Ben Nevis Ridges in a Day
A new take on some Scottish classics
The Magic of the Valley Blanche
Anna Wells is making the most of the ski season
So what is adventure?
A question of adventure
Third Time Lucky: Soloing the Aiguille de Moine
Anna Wells takes a break at 3412m
Mont Blanc in a day
Anna Wells attempts the ultimate "day hit"
Five thousand metres of vertical joy
sunsets and big days in the Alps
Juggling conflicting passions and uncertainty
Adventures with Dad
inspiration for an outdoor life from dad
Microadventures: part two
Anna Wells' next micro instalment of adventures
Ridges through the Sky
Anna Wells on Scottish Winter
Microadventures: Part one
Reflecting on a year of microadventures
Climbing my first E5
Sport to Drytool
mixing up the climbing
Red Bull White Cliffs
Red Bull chalk climbing comp on the Isle of Wight
Exams are over
More climbing after exams
World Cup 2015 part 2
more rounds of the 2015 ice climbing world cup
Scottish Winter and a bit of tooling!
taking time off from competitions
World Cup 2015 part 1
ice climbing competitions 2015
Anna Wells - Ice Climbing World Cup
UIAA 2015 Lead competition circuit
Competition season (so far!!)
Drytooling competition season
A year of Mountain Marathons
Getting into mountain marathons
Hitting the competition season well