Anne Nelson Stoner
Petra Cliffs Guide
Anne learned to climb at the New River Gorge in West Virginia, after feeling inspired by a semester with NOLS. During her undergraduate time at the University of Virginia, she worked as an outdoor trip leader and climbing instructor, co-leading trips to Moab and Jackson Hole in search of new rock. She’s spent time climbing across the country, from Yosemite to the Bugaboos, farming, learning the Persian language, conducting fieldwork in Uganda, only to return to UVA to get her Masters in Urban + Environmental Planning.
Anne now works as the Equity & Engagement Manager for the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission, but in her free time can still be found climbing rocks. As someone who was initially deeply intimidated by the sport of rock climbing, she is most passionate about getting new climbers outside and using climbing as a means for greater connection and awareness, to ourselves, to others, and to the spaces we cherish.