The body of a well-known American extreme skier who vanished this week after plunging from the eighth-highest peak in the world was found on Wednesday and brought to the capital of Nepal.

On Monday, Hilaree Nelson, 49, fell while skiing with her companion, Jim Morrison, from the 26,775-foot summit of Mount Manaslu.

Nelson's body was transported by helicopter to a Kathmandu hospital where doctors were to conduct an autopsy.

Nelson's body was discovered on Wednesday by rescuers using a helicopter after they were unable to find her on Tuesday and Monday due to poor search conditions.

An avalanche at a lower elevation on the same mountain also killed a Nepalese man and injured several other climbers on Monday.

During Nepal's autumn climbing season, hundreds of climbers and their local guides attempted to reach the summit.

Hilaree Nelson was a ski mountaineer from the United States.

On May 25, 2012, Nelson became the first woman to climb two 8000-meter peaks in a single 24-hour push.

Nelson and partner Jim Morrison performed the first ski descent of the "Dream Line," the Lhotse Couloir from the top, on September 30, 2018.

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