anna paxton

Adventure journalist | film producer | mountain runner

I am an Adventure Journalist, Film Producer, and mountain runner. I established Outdoorista to shine a light on the incredible stories and female role models in the outdoor world, with the aim of motivating others to get active outdoors. I spent most of 2017 producing a six part urban sports series for Channel 4 and Salt Street Productions. I've written for Sidetracked, Red Bull Adventure, and Lowe Alpine among others, and am a judge for Sheffield Adventure Film Festival.

My experiences in the outdoors inspire me, I love discovering new places and developing new skills. I've always been a runner, it's the perfect excuse to travel and explore. In 2015 I wanted to try a new challenge, so I entered my first ultra marathon. It involved 35 miles and 3,300m of ascent through the Alps in Italy, Switzerland, and France. It was an incredible experience, running in the mountains combines everything I love, long days out, exploration, and steep rocky places.

In preparation for my first ultra I solo hiked through the Alps, camping along the way. I had a lot to learn, and I've gone on from there to develop my confidence and skill in the outdoors. I use ultra light kit and I test it to its limits. I've fast-packed the Tour du Mont Blanc, running 108 miles with 10,000m of ascent, carrying all my camping and cooking gear. As well as planning independent challenges, I enter races, including the Welsh 3000's (v3K), where I ran all the highest peaks in a day. 

If you'd like to work together please Contact Me.