Jim Morrison was skiing with his partner, Hilaree Nelson, when she fell through a crevasse in the eighth highest peak in the world.
On September 26, 2022, the two had just summited Manaslu in Nepal when Nelson vanished as they descended.
Who is Jim Morrison?
Skiing was Jim Morrison’s first sport, and he learned to ski alongside his brother John when he was a small child.
He was raised in Walnut Creek, California, and every weekend during high school was spent skiing.
Starting with Lhotse, the fourth-highest mountain in the world, he and his companion Hilaree Nelson have accomplished achievements that no other skiing pair has.
The mountain, which has a height of 27,940 feet, is situated between Tibet and Nepal.
“Every part was hard and super challenging,” Nelson told Outside about their climb.
Morrison told the outlet that it was a combined effort of their team, and said: “To be the only team in the Western Khumbu, put all the routes in, and make it happen and get to the summit required a monumental effort from the whole team.”
The trek was slow and laborious and at one stage drifted up to their knees, and Nelson said: “There was no break in it whatsoever. Which is what makes it such a great ski.”
In 2017, Nelson and Morrison summited Papsure, also referred as as The Peak of Evil, in India. Two weeks later, they ascended Cassin Ridge and downhill skied the Messner Couloir.