Rescuers are searching for the famous US climber who went missing on eight of the world’s tallest mountains in Nepal.
Hillary Nelson, 49, fell off Mount Manaslu on Tuesday while skiing the 8,163-meter mountain with her partner Jim Morrison, according to expedition organizers.
Jivan Ghimire of Shangri-La Nepal Trek said a helicopter was dispatched to hover over the mountain to find traces of the missing climbers.
Nelson and her partner are extreme skiers who climbed Mount Lhotse, the fourth highest mountain in the world, in 2018.
Nelson’s sponsor, The North Face, said it was “keeping in touch with Ms. Hillary’s family,” and described her on its website as “the most prolific ski mountaineer of her generation,” 2 She claims to be the child’s mother.
An avalanche struck the lowlands of Mount Manaslu on Monday, washing away several climbers, killing a Nepali guide and injuring others.
All climbers caught in the avalanche on Monday have been accounted for and some injured were airlifted to Kathmandu where they were treated for their injuries in hospital.
After landing from a helicopter, one of the avalanche survivors, Phurte Sherpa, said: she can’t find her “
About 13 to 14 people were swept away by the avalanche, Sherpa said.
Hundreds of climbers and local guides are on the mountain trying to reach the summit during Nepal’s fall climbing season.
The Nepalese government has issued permits to 504 climbers to attempt to climb the high peaks during the fall season. Most of them are located on Mount Manaslu.