Renowned mountaineer Hilary Nelson was on his way to Mount Manaslu in Nepal when the tragic accident allegedly occurred. Together with her boyfriend James Morrison, the two must have reached the top of the mountain, which at 8,156 meters above sea level is the eighth highest mountain in the world.
Many media, including Climbing.comwrites that the 49-year-old must have slipped a few meters from the summit and fell into a crack trying to get off the mountain on skis.
The industry website writes that an eyewitness must have seen Nelson fall 25 meters from the summit into the rift. to me BBC It is said that the American mountaineer fell into a crack of more than 600 meters in length.
The same site wrote that the friend should have reported the incident when he finally came down from the mountain.
Himalayan Times He writes that weather conditions in the area made the rescue difficult and that attempts were made to fly a helicopter to try to find the 49-year-old.
Social media is filled with kind words and expressions of hope from both known and unknown people.
– Really hoping for a miracle, he writes one.
Personal hero. For her, for her children and her lover: I hope she survives against all odds, writes another.
Nelson represents The North Face, and the clothing giant shared an update on its Twitter account.
Hilary Nelson, professional ski climber and captain of The North Face, has disappeared at the summit of Manaslu in Nepal. They write on Twitter We are in touch with the Hilaree family and support the research teams as much as possible.
And on Monday, the day before Nelson disappeared, there were said to be several large avalanches in the immediate vicinity of the scene of the accident. The New York Times He writes that one person has been confirmed dead, while 14 were injured as a result of the avalanche.
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