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
Here is the original YouTube description of this film
It’s not always what we achieve that defines us, rather it is why we achieve such things that creates clarity in our existence. In 2018, Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison completed the first ski descent of the 27,940-foot Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world. This is their story.