US Ski Mountaineer Dies in Nepal


49 year old Hilaree Nelson died near the summit of Mount Manaslu in the Himalayas as she began a ski descent. She was one of the finest ski mountaineers of her generation. NEW

She was descending the world’s eighth highest summit with her partner when she went missing on Monday.

First reports said she fell into a crevasse near the summit while skiing down the mountain.

A local guide that had been working with the couple told Outside magazine that other climbers who were with them reported that “her ski blade skidded off and she fell off the other side of the peak”.

Her partner, Jim Morrison, who was with her at the time has posted on Instagram.


Hilaree Nelson grew up climbing mountains near Seattle and lived with her two children near Telluride in Colorado.

She had dozens of first ski descents through more than 40 expeditions to 16 different countries, according to North Face, her sponsor, which called her “the most prolific ski mountaineer of her generation.”

Many tributes have been paid.

In 2018, she and her partner Jim Morrison became the first people to ski down Mount Lhotse in Nepal, the world’s fourth-highest peak.

She is also the first woman to climb both the world’s highest mountain, Everest, and Lhotse, in a 24-hour period.

Hilaree Nelson leaves behind two children.

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