Popular American extreme skier found dead in Nepal
On Wednesday, the body of a famous American extreme skier who went missing this week after falling from the eighth-highest peak in the world was recovered and brought to the capital of Nepal.
On Monday, 49-year-old Hilaree Nelson and her partner, Jim Morrison, were skiing down from the 26,775-foot top of Mount Manaslu when Nelson plummeted from the mountain.
Her body was taken by chopper to a hospital in Kathmandu, where an autopsy was scheduled to take place.
After inclement weather prevented rescuers from finding Nelson on Tuesday and Monday, her body was found on Wednesday by helicopter searchers.
An avalanche at a lower altitude on the same mountain on Monday killed a Nepalese man and injured several other climbers.
Attaining the peak was a goal for hundreds of climbers and their local guides in Nepal this autumn.
Mount Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the world, and in 2018, two extreme skiers, Nelson from Telluride, Colorado, and Morrison from Tahoe, California, skied to the top of it.
The government of Nepal has given fall climbing permits to 504 climbers. The majority of people are on Mount Manaslu, where they will be ascending.