Body of American climber found in the Himalayas

The body of American mountaineer Hilary Nelson was found today in the Himalayas, two days after she disappeared on the slopes of Mount Manaslu in Nepal, according to what the organizer of the trip announced.

"The team that searched for her in the morning (Wednesday) by helicopter, was able to find her body and is working to return it," Jiban Ghimire of Shangri-La Nepal Trek, which organized the climbing trip, told AFP.

Ghimire said the body had been returned to the mission camp and would be flown to the capital, Kathmandu.

Hillary Nelson slipped while skiing the eighth highest mountain in the world, after reaching the summit with partner Jim Morrison on Monday.

Morrison led the search and was on Wednesday morning in the helicopter that took over.

Nelson, 49, has been climbing mountains for two decades.

In 2012, she was the first woman to reach Mount Everest, the world's highest mountain in 24 hours, and nearby Mount Lotse.

Nelson became the second confirmed casualty of the autumn climbing season in Nepal.

On the same day he disappeared, an avalanche occurred between Camps 3 and 4 in Manaslu, killing a Nepalese climber and injuring dozens of people, according to the state tourism department.

Nepal is home to eight of the world's 14 highest peaks, and foreign mountaineers who come to it for their hobby are a major source of revenue.

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