Body of missing US mountaineer Hilaree Nelson found in Nepal

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The body of the renowned US big-mountain skier Hilaree Nelson was found on Wednesday morning 

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after she fell down a narrow 5,000ft slope during a trek in the Himalayas two days earlier.

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Nelson and her partner, Jim Morrison, had scaled the 26,781ft peak of Manaslu on Monday morning. 

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They reached the summit at 10.42am “in tough conditions”, Morrison wrote in an Instagram post on Wednesday.

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The pair transitioned from climbing to skiing down to regroup with their sherpa team.

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“I skied first, and after a few turns Hilaree followed, and started a small avalanche.

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She was swept off her feet and carried down a narrow snow slope down the south side (opposite from climbing route) of the mountain over 5,000 [feet],” Morrison wrote.

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“I did everything I could to locate her, but was unable to go down that face as I hoped to find her alive and live my life with her.

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