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Category Archives: Everest

The Incredible Life of Hilaree Nelson

At 10:40 A.M. on Monday, September 26, renowned ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson summited 26,781-foot Manaslu with her climbing—and life—partner Jim Morrison. They stepped into their skis and began their descent, and shortly after, Nelson was knocked off her feet by a small avalanche. She fell 5,000 feet down the south slope of the Nepalese mountain, […]

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Renowned Mountaineer Hilaree Nelson’s Body Found on Manaslu

On Wesnesday, the body of missing mountaineer Hilaree Nelson was found on the southern slope of Manaslu, Nepal government officials confirmed. “Rescuers retrieved her body from the south slope of the mountain, about 1000 meters below the peak,” said Sachindra Kumar Yadav, liaison officer at base camp. Nelson’s partner, Jim Morrison, was part of the […]

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Here’s What We Know About the Search for Hilaree Nelson

On Monday morning, news circulated that renowned ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson was missing on 26,781-foot Manaslu. Nelson, 49, and her partner, James Morrison, summited the Himalayan peak on Monday morning and were descending on skis when she suffered a mishap just below the summit. There are conflicting reports about what, exactly, went wrong. What we […]

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Skier Hilaree Nelson is Missing on Manaslu After a Deadly Day on the Mountain

Renowned big-mountain skier Hilaree Nelson has gone missing on 26,781-foot Manaslu while attempting to descend the peak on skis on Monday. According to multiple reports, Nelson, 49, crashed just below the summit. The accident occurred just after 11:30 A.M. Nepali time, shortly after Nelson reached the mountain’s true summit alongside her partner, Jim Morrison. Jiban […]

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Kristin Harila’s Speed Record on the 8000ers Has Hit a Snag: China

Norwegian climber Kristin Harila is resting in Kathmandu after ascending her a 12th peak above 8,000 meters this year. Now, Harila has just two mountains remaining to complete her goal of ascending all 14 of the the world’s 8000ers. On Thursday, Harila, 36, reached the summit of 26,781-foot Manaslu, after trudging through deep snowdrifts for […]

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Nims Purja Says He Is “Fine and Well” After a Paragliding Accident on Manaslu

Nepali climber Nirmal “Nims” Purja has returned to the high peaks after being airlifted to a Kathmandu hospital following a paragliding accident on Monday, September 19. The Himalayan Times reported Monday afternoon that Purja, 39, struck a rock while paragliding near 26,781-foot Manaslu, and left the mountain’s base camp via helicopter to undergo a checkup […]

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The Debate Over Manaslu’s Summit Is Over. Now, Hundreds of Climbers Want to Reach It.

Climbers are flocking to Nepal’s 26,781-foot Manaslu this month, and government officials are anticipating noticeably bigger crowds than normal on the world’s eighth-highest peak. Nepal’s department of tourism has already issued 394 climbing permits for Manaslu, and officials told Outside that they expect the number to soon surpass 400. By contrast, only 193 climbers sought […]

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The Worst Disasters on Mount Everest

The summit of Mount Everest may be more accessible than ever, but the world’s tallest mountain remains very dangerous. From weather disasters, to avalanches, to health issues from reduced oxygen above 26,000 feet, every Everest season come with risk. The first recorded ascent of Mount Everest occurred nearly 70 years ago, and since then, climbers have […]

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