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Mara Larson

Remote, hidden, fast-and-light. This is how I move through the high Himalaya.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Nepal & India. Running, trekking, and specialist mountaineering with small teams and local friends."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I started out as a NASA researcher on Mt Everest. And never left! I manage expeditions to Everest and the highest peaks of the Himalaya and then escape to remote places for my own adventures. Scouting new trips and focusing on fast and light treks & runs are my specialties.

My passion is for teaching and training those new to the high altitudes in mountain fitness, the science of high altitude, and the experience of getting to know the land and the people in a quiet and unique style."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Ask me about the famed Everest icefall ladders, only with hours to spare....."