The mountain would be there for most of his life, and where he died. The body of American mountaineer Hilary Neslan was found in the Himalayas on Wednesday, September 28, two days after she went missing on the slopes of Nepal’s Mount Manaslu. “A search team that took off this morning in a helicopter has recovered his body and is bringing it back.”, Jiban Kimire, a member of Shangri-La Nepal Trekking, which organized the trip, said on Wednesday (September 28). Mr Kimier said the body would be brought back to the base camp and taken to Kathmandu.
Hilary Nelson, 49, successfully climbed the 8,163-meter Mount Manaslu with her partner Jim Morrison on Monday and began her descent on skis on the Himalayan mountain, which makes it the world’s eighth highest. “On Monday she had an accident on her way down shortly after boarding.”, Jiban Kimire said. The same day, an avalanche hit Manaslu, killing a Nepali climber and injuring a dozen others, the government’s tourism department said.
“Jim and other people started an aerial search to find her. Landing or taking off in the area is difficult.”, the organizer first said when the search resumed on Wednesday. As helicopters were unable to take off on Monday, relief returned empty-handed the day before.
In a post on Instagram last week, the climber said the climb was particularly difficult “Incessant Rain” and hazardous conditions. On the day of his disappearance, an avalanche occurred between Camps 3 and 4 of Manaslu, killing a Nepalese climber and injuring a dozen others, according to the Nepal Tourism Ministry.
Hilary Nelson’s life as chronicled by her sponsor The North Face “The greatest ski mountaineer of his generation”, two decades. In 2012, she became the first woman to summit the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, and its neighboring peak, Lhotse, within twenty-four hours. In 2018, he returned to Lodze and made the first ski descent of the mountain, which earned him the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Award.
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