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Body of US Extreme Skier Recovered From Nepal Mountain

Two Nepali sherpa guides, second right and fourth right, who survived an avalanche at a lower elevation on the world's eighth-highest mountain Mount Manaslu are taken for treatment after being flown to a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Sept. 27.

Two Nepali sherpa guides, second right and fourth right, who survived an avalanche at a lower elevation on the world's eighth-highest mountain Mount Manaslu are taken for treatment after being flown to a hospital in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Sept. 27.

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Kathmandu, Nepal (AP) -- The body of a famed U.S. extreme skier who went missing this week after falling from the world’s eighth-highest mountain was recovered Wednesday and transported to Nepal's capital.

Hilaree Nelson, 49, was skiing down from the 8,163-meter (26,775-foot) summit of Mount Manaslu with her partner, Jim Morrison, on Monday when she fell off the mountain.