The body of famed American ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson was found on Manaslu in Nepal on Wednesday. Check out how did she died.

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Nelson was named one of “The 25 Most Adventurous Women of the Past 25 Years” by Men’s Journal, as well as being named as one of National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurers of the Year.

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She served as the The North Face Global Athletic Team Captain. She was a team member on the 2012 Montana State University Everest Education Expedition.

Nelson was a National Geographic Explorers grant recipient, a member of over 40 expeditions, and had first ski descents on Baffin and South Georgia Islands, Argentina, Kamchatka, Russia, and the Tetons.

How did she died 

The body of Hilaree Nelson was found Wednesday and taken to a forensic laboratory in Kathmandu for an autopsy after the renowned US ski mountaineer died during an expedition in Nepal, according to Sachindra Kumar Yadav, an official with the tourism department.

The 49-year-old American, who has enjoyed a famed career spanning over two decades, had disappeared below the summit of Nepal’s ​Mount Manaslu — the world’s eighth-highest mountain.

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Nelson was a mother of two, and her partner is also an experienced ski mountaineer, Jim Morrison, according to The North Face, which sponsors the American.

On Wednesday, Morrison said in an Instagram post that he and Nelson were skiing down from the summit of Manaslu to rejoin their sherpa team when the 49-year-old “started a small avalanche.”

She was swept off her feet and carried down a narrow snow slope, Morrison added in the post, and he located her body on Wednesday after two days searching for her by helicopter.

“I did everything I could to locate her but was unable to go down the face as I hoped to find her alive and live my life with her,” he wrote, calling Nelson “the most inspiring person in life.”

“My loss is indescribable and I am focused on her children and their steps forward,” added Morrison, describing Nelson as “my life partner, my love, my best friend, and my mountain partner.”

Last week, Nelson wrote an Instagram post about the challenges of the trip along with pictures of the expedition.

“I haven’t felt as sure-footed on Manaslu as I have on past adventure into the thin atmosphere of the high Himalaya,​” she wrote, mentioning the bad weather which has plagued climbers in recent days.

Net worth 

Hilaree Nelson, a renowned American ski mountaineer and the first female to summit two 8000-meter peaks (Everest and Lhotse) in a single 24 hour push on 25 May 2012 has an estimated internet worth of $2.6 million as of 2022.

Hilaree Nelson : How did she died | Net worth | brian

  • Net worth  :  $2.6 Million 

The estimated net worth of Hilaree Nelson at the time of her death in Pounds is 1.84 million Pounds and the estimated net worth of Hilaree Nelson at the time of her death in Euros is 2.05 million Euros.


Brian O’Neill was the first husband of Hilaree Nelson.

The couple got married for a couple of years and however, they part ways. Reasons for their divorce is currently unknown.

Hilaree Nelson : How did she died | Net worth | brian

However, the couple had two children, Graydon and Quinn.

Basically, they might have said vows when Nelson was in her early 30s. Though not much is known about her first husband, it is said that she went through a painful divorce. 

Hilaree Nelson was in relationship with Jim Morrison before she passed away.

By Rishabh

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