|In July of 2019, on our first trip to Mongolia, we met a young girl named Ay Moldir and her family. They are rich in tradition as Eagle Hunters. At the time, Ay Moldir was only nine years old and was learning the tradition with a falcon.
Upon our return for the Eagle Festival in October of that year, she competed with an eagle. Out of 112 hunters who entered the competition, she came in the top 5! When the eagle landed on her during that competition, she could barely even hold it as it was larger than her!