Brigitte Muir’s life has been all about pushing the limits. She discovered her passion for adventure in high school while exploring the caves near her home in Belgium. This escalated to scaling the world’s highest peaks, becoming the first woman to scale the world’s seven highest summits on each continent, including Mt Everest.
In recent years, she has committed herself to affecting positive change for women and communities in her beloved eastern Nepal.
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