Hilaree Nelson was an American ski mountaineer.
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Hilaree Nelson was born on December 13, 1972. She was 49 years old when she died on September 26, 2022.
She became the first woman to summit two 8000-meter peaks (Everest and Lhotse) in one 24-hour push on May 25, 2012.
On September 30, 2018, Nelson and partner Jim Morrison made the first ski descent of the “Dream Line”, the Lhotse Couloir from the summit.
Lhotse is the 4th-tallest mountain in the world and shares a saddle with Mount Everest.
Nelson was named one of “The 25 Most Adventurous Women of the Past 25 Years” by Men’s Journal, as well as being named one of National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurers of the Year.
She was married to Brian O’Neill. She had two children. At the time of her death, she was in a relationship with Jim Morrison.
Cause of Death
On September 26, 2022, Nelson fell while skiing with her partner, Jim Morrison, down from the summit of Mount Manaslu in Nepal. Initial rescue efforts were hampered by bad weather but on September 28 her body was located on the south face of Mount Manaslu and was carried down to the base camp by rescuers.
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