Mira Rai, Adventurer of the Year

“As a girl, I would constantly be told to know my place, suppress my voice, and act in a certain manner,” she says. “For me, breaking free from these traditions itself was a big dream.” 

Mira Rai once hauled rice sacks through the Himalaya. Now she wins international trail races and inspires young Nepali women. Meet the National Geographic 2017 Adventurer of the Year.

February 02, 2017 by Megan Reilly Cayten