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Mentors: Hilaree Nelson

Author(s): The North Face
Video Release Date: September 4, 2018
Video Source: YouTube

On Monday September 26, 2022 world-renowned ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson lost her life while attempting to ski from the 26,781-foot summit of Nepal’s Manaslu with her partner Jim Morrison. Hilaree was a trailblazer and mentor for countless women and men adventurers. We repost several of her videos here to honor her incredible life and accomplishments. Our condolences to her partner Jim, her family, and friends.

Alison Osius, wrote a ‘In Defense of Adventurous Mothers” in Outside Online commenting on Hilaree and the double standard applied to women adventurers

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We’re proud to announce Hilaree Nelson as the new Captain of our Global Athlete Team. As the second to hold that title, Hilaree will serve as a constant source of support, motivation, and vision to her fellow TNF athletes. Our four-part series, Mentors, examines the truths we find through exploration, and allows these stories to broaden how we define an explorer. Shot on location in Salt Lake City in the Clubhouse SLC home to the Ladies Literary Club, the oldest women’s club in the West. Discover more stories of women pushing the boundaries of exploration at thenorthface.com/shemovesmountains.


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