Photo: Ana Zirner
Author & Mountain Hiker
Ana Zirner, born in 1983, is a freelance author and mountain-athlete. Raised in the Bavarian foothills of the Alps, she has always been drawn back to the mountains, where she loves to hike, trek, climb, ski and snowboard. After internationally working as a film- and theatre director for many years she now writes books about her multi-month solo expeditions, like crossing of the Alps from east to west in the summer of 2017, the Pyrenees from east to west in 2018 or packrafting the Colorado River from source to sea in 2019. Currently she lives in Oberaudorf near the Wilder Kaiser mountain in Bavaria.