Hilaree Nelson Found Dead on Mt Manaslu in Himalayas
The famous US ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson has been found dead on Mt Manaslu in the Himalayas. She was climbing the mountain with partner Jim Morrison when she fell into a crevasse of 2,000 feet. An avalanche swept her off the mountain. Her body is now in the care of local mountain rescuers.
Hilaree Nelson was a famous ski mountaineer
Hilaree Nelson was a world-famous ski mountaineer and a mentor to many. She died while skiing in the Himalayan country of Nepal, below the summit of Mount Manaslu with her partner Jim Morrison on Monday. Search efforts were hampered by bad weather, but on Wednesday, government officials found her body. She died of her injuries while skiing at around 22,000 feet.
A native of Seattle, Washington, Ms. Nelson spent her weekends skiing at Stevens Pass, which is located in the Cascades. After college, she bought a one-way ticket to Chamonix and began training to be a ski mountaineer. Her skiing skills grew, and she won the World Extreme Skiing Championship. But climbing came later, after she went on a TNF expedition to India.
She was awarded the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year award
Hilaree Nelson was awarded the National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year award in 2018 for her achievements in polar exploration, skiing and mountaineering. After a long training period in the Indian Himalayas and Alaska, Nelson and her partner Jim Morrison successfully reached the summit of Mount Lhotse. They also became the first women to ski down Mount Lhotse, making history.
A native of the Pacific Northwest, Hilaree Nelson grew up skiing in Washington State. After graduating from college, she moved to Chamonix, France, where she spent five years developing her backcountry skiing skills. Since then, she has participated in more than 40 expeditions worldwide and was named National Geographic Adventurer of the Year in 2018. She was the captain of The North Face’s global athlete team and has won multiple awards.
She was caught in an avalanche on Mt Manaslu in Himalayas
The death of American ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson comes just one day after another mountain climber died, this time on Mt Manaslu. The American was with her partner, Jim Morrison, while attempting to summit the eighth-highest mountain in the world. The two went missing shortly after the summit, and Hilaree fell into a crevasse. The rescue efforts were hindered by bad weather.
Despite the fact that the mountain is one of the world’s highest peaks, most climbers opt to stay at the fore-summit before attempting the summit. In recent years, however, there has been an increased focus on exactitude and explorers are returning to the mountains in hopes of avoiding uncertainties.