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Himalayas: 13 people swept away by two avalanches, ski champion Hilaree Nelson disappears in a terrible fall

by archyde

All of these people were engaged in climbing Manaslu, the eighth peak in the world.

No, the mountain is not a game. And when you embark on the ascent of theHimalaya, better to be prepared and experienced. However, this is not always the case. In this month of September, the Himalayan season is particularly in full swing. The Nepal Tourism Department has processed 506 climb requests. 404 of them were issued for this month alone and 15 different peaks. Among which, the Manasluthe eighth highest peak in the world (8,163 meters).

Hilaree Nelson disappears

However, this Monday, two avalanches would have been triggered in quick succession according to our colleagues from The Himalayan Times, cited by La Vanguardia. Thirteen people were reportedly swept away, 4 injured and one killed. A balance sheet that could increase in the hours to come.

Fall of a monstrous serac just above the base camp of Manaslu. Gravity takes its time, but always wins out in the end.
Video taken by Tendi Sherpa pic.twitter.com/byvPShuIm2

— Etienne KLEIN (@EtienneKlein) September 24, 2022

Additionally, extreme skier Hilaree Nelson has also been reported missing. After climbing the summit of Manaslu and starting to descend on skis, the American would have fallen 25 meters through a vertical crack, just below the summit, according to the first elements.

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