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Update to my previous post, located here: https://ovarit.com/o/Women/166092/decorated-ski-mountaineer-hilaree-nelson-has-gone-missing-on-manaslu-in-the-hima

Hilaree Nelson's body was recovered on Manaslu today. This is an incredible loss for her family and for adventurous women everywhere. I can't tell you what it meant to see a woman executing expeditions of this caliber - it meant so much to me to see the strength and vitality and persistence she brought to her work. I don't know that I would have gone into the mountains half as much without seeing her example.

I am sorry for your loss, and the loss of her children and family.

I thought of you when I saw the news. I’m sorry for your loss.

The news article referenced her last Instagram post. I wish she had listened to her instincts.

I'm sure she did. An Instagram post can't capture the full range of emotions and experiences on a mountain like that. Nelson was very, very experienced and wouldn't have gone against a gut feeling saying not to go up. She went up and there was an avalanche. Devastating things happen.