A famous skier died during an avalanche in the Himalayas

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Extreme athlete Hillary Nelson was found dead after falling from Mount Manaslu in Nepal.

American mountaineer and skier Hillary Nelson died in Nepal during an avalanche. According to Sky News, the tragedy happened on September 26, when the 49-year-old athlete was skiing down from the peak of Manaslu with a height of 8,163 meters.

At this time, an avalanche descended from the peak, which is the eighth highest in the world. He covered a large group of people, including Nelson.

The search for the athlete continued for two days. His body was found only today, September 28, on the southern slope of the mountain with the help of a rescue helicopter.

It is known that apart from Nelson, the avalanche also killed a Nepalese guide and injured several other climbers.

In her lifetime, Hilary Nelson has taken part in over 40 ski expeditions and has been a trailblazer on the ski slopes from many of the world’s mountain peaks.

Thus, she became the first woman to conquer two 8000-meter peaks in a 24-hour approach. In addition, together with partner Jim Morrison, he made the first descent from the fourth highest mountain in the world – the peak of Lhotse.

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Source: korrespondent

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