Hilaree Nelson was an American ski mountaineer. She became the first woman to summit two 8000-meter peaks in one 24 hour push on May 25, 2012.
On September 30, 2018, Nelson and partner Jim Morrison made the first ski descent of the "Dream Line", the Lhotse Couloir from the summit.
She went missing this week after falling from the world's eighth-highest mountain and was recovered Wednesday and transported to Nepal's capital.
Hilaree Nelson, 49, was skiing down from the 26,775-foot summit of Mount Manaslu with her partner, Jim Morrison, on Monday when she fell off the mountain.
Her body was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Kathmandu where doctors planned to perform an autopsy.
Rescuers searching by helicopter located Nelson's body on Wednesday after failing to find her on Tuesday and Monday, when bad weather hampered their search.
Nelson, from Telluride, Colo., and Morrison, from Tahoe, Calif., are extreme skiers who reached the summit of Mount Lhotse, the world's fourth highest mountain, in 2018.
Nepal's government has issued permits to 504 climbers during the autumn season. Most are climbing Mount Manaslu.