Combining a passion for exploration, mountains and skiing, ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson has traveled to some of the most exotic mountain ranges on earth. She’s skied from the Himalayan summit of Cho Oyu in Tibet and climbed and skied several high peaks in Bolivia and Argentina. Elsewhere, she’s cut turns on remote volcanoes in the Kamchatka Peninsula of Russia, as well as many first descents in the tight couloirs of Baffin Island. In addition to her travels as an athlete for The North Face, Hilaree is a mother to two young boys, and although they have changed her life dramatically, her passion for the mountains has not abated. Hilaree lives with her family in Telluride, Colorado and finds her sanity in the beautiful San Juan Mountains.
- 1st American ascent/1st ski descent of Papsura Peak, India
- National Geographic Adventurer of the Year 2018
- Double summit of Denali, June 2017
- Messner couloir ski descent, climb of Cassin Ridge
- First female ski of Makalu La Couloir on Makalu, Nepal
- Linked two 8k peaks, Mt. Everest and Lhotse