Mara’s world lies in the remote and high peaks of the world. She started out researching the brain at high altitude for NASA, based at Everest base camp. This led to her managing climbing logistics on the mountain for over a decade. She’s assisted with Discovery Channel, the North Face, and on some of the highest rescues on the mountain, often aiding from above the icefall. In her down time, she organizes trail races and running trips across the Himalaya and the Alps, and works at developing local running talent across Nepal. She’s climbed on Manaslu, Ama Dablam, run speed ascents on Aconcagua, and stood on the podium in the Everest and Kathmandu Marathons. She holds the Mountain Leader certification through the British system as well as the American WFR. And she’s most passionate about sharing her Himalayan paradise with those venturing in for the first time!