Mountaineer and Seattle-native Hilaree Nelson missing in Nepal

Sep 27, 2022, 2:06 PM
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Hilaree Nelson, a ski mountaineer and the first woman to summit Everest and Lhotse in one 24-hour push, is missing after apparently falling into a crevasse in Nepal, according to The New York Times.

Nelson and her partner, Jim Morrison, were attempting to ski down from the peak of Manaslu on Monday, the world’s eighth-tallest peak.

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According to the Times, the couple cried, “Summit success!” atop the 26,781-foot peak.

They used a satellite phone to notify Jiban Ghimire, the owner of Shangri-La Nepal Trek, the group that organized their trip.

Afterwards, the couple strapped on their skis and headed down the slope.

Fifteen minutes later, their guides radioed Ghimire again: “Big problem.”

According to the Times, Nelson appeared to have fallen into a 2,000-foot crevasse.

Her condition is unknown.

After the incident, around four and a half hours later, Morrison arrived at the base camp seeking help.


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Also on Monday, an avalanche hit a different expedition on Manaslu, killing at least one person and injuring 14 others, some critically.

According to The North Face, Nelson grew up in Seattle and started skiing at the age of 3 on the weekends at Stevens Pass.

According to Men’s Journal, Nelson was named one of the 25 most adventurous women in the world.


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Mountaineer and Seattle-native Hilaree Nelson missing in Nepal