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Arrive and See Snowy Peaks
As I mentioned in one of the first posts in this story, we went into the trip with the intention of only climbing/skiing Friendship Peak, the highest of the 5 holy peaks. We had no idea if this peak would have sufficient snow in May for our objective.
However, once we started getting closer, I distinctly remember holding my breath as the mountains slowly rose on the horizon. They were rugged, beautiful beyond my imagination and filled with snow.
Khuiten Peak was the highest but from our basecamp we could see all of the Holy Peaks: MALCHIN, NARAN, BURGED AND ULGII. The excitement was bubbling its way up my spine and into the recesses of my brain. We just ...Might. Pull. This. Off. ... See MoreSee Less
i’m very much enjoying these posts from mongolia. i know it happened long time ago. which year was it. altai tavan bogd is very popular now. busy all summer long with mountaineers from mongolia and abroad. not very many people go there in winter. i’d like to go climb altai tavan bogd in winter.
Love reading about your adventures! You rock!
When I first saw this photo I thought “Whoa. That’s a super intense pic. Who is that?”
Of course, it took me a second but I when I realized it was me I was kinda blown away. I don’t see myself this way: dirty, scars, bruised, serious, sinewy. I thought about it for a long time. I like the photo. I really like it actually. It does what a photo should do. It captures a moment. It captures something I don’t see in myself with all the intensity and fierceness, even a confidence I definitely don’t feel very often.
Thanks to Joe Morahan for sharing this and making me think about how I think about myself.
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Raw and Powerful - love this pic!
I like it a lot too, Hillary. Women tend not to see themselves this way in a field dominated in strength by men. We feel the internal (invisible strengths) a lot more. And, quite frankly, if I had to choose between the two -- I'd always rely on that internal strength. You got both. Glad you got to see it 🙂
It's a great photo. You're right - it captures the moment. What a photo ought to do. You are truly beautiful.
Wow. Interesting. Because this is how, I would imagine, so many people think of you - intense, confident (in a good way), capable of amazing physical feats! 🙂
Power, guts, grit and Determination. Nothing is more attractive!
Great pic, displays your power on a very subtle way.
Fierce, strong, capable, independent, powerful, determined, focused, adventure. Amazing photo
Strength and determination, You should be so proud of your accomplishments!
I hope you were not in that helmet when it fell off the cliff... Man, that thing is beat up! 😂💪💖
THAT is beautiful. Truly. The media has it completely backwards.
Indeed, it's a very striking image that reflects the core of you being
A beautiful strong women, is what I see, someone who follows their dreams❤️
I knew who it was before I saw that it was your FB! Awesome is what comes to my mind
Awesome, I see awesome.
You are a badass girl.
Bonita fotografia, se ve usted muy bien!
suuuuch a cool pic! damn. Raw power.
There’s been a fair amount of press around our #lhotse2018 ski but I promise this is a very different story told by Sports Illustrated writer Chris Ballard.
I want to thank him for coming out to Tahoe and spending a few days with Jim and I. He went pretty damn deep and it shows in this story. It’s a very personal account of “Love and Lhotse”. Please see link below to read the full article.
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What a wonderful story although the tragedies made me very sad. The Lhotse climb is incredible and I'm glad they introduced the names of the sherpas and film crews. So often they are not given any credit for their contributions that made that climb and ski trip possible.
I read that story today with tears in my eyes and then found your video of the ascent. you are just amazingly daring. so glad you found Jim to share in your highs to hopefully, put the lows behind you both. <3 wishing you both a long & fulfilling journey!
Moving and powerful story. Congratulations on your incredible accomplishment as well. Keep inspiring.
“We all have shit in our lives that makes us who we are”...amen. Terrific read. Thanks for sharing.
I’m looking for the film Down to Nothing that you talked about on your Nat Geo speaking tour. I saw it years ago, loved it and would like to rewatch it. Where can I find it? Thank you!
I'm without words. Respect and love to both of you. Thank you. So well written.
Wow. Great article Hil. The author exposed a side of you both that isn’t normally seen. Kudos.
Read it....Good article. Telluride is the best
Powerful and beautiful story. Thanks for sharing.
Beautiful - respect for you both
Hilaree Nelson shared a photo.
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What a rad shot! MSR - Mountain Safety ResearchThe frost moved in overnight, making conditions crunchy for John (IG @uk_wildcamp) as they watched the sunrise near Snowdonia’s Y Garn Mountain. ... See MoreSee Less
Sunrise from the summit 🌅
Fantastic place to be. I was up there a few weeks ago.
Apparently the Mongolian government also shared the same skepticism as our Bayan Olgii outfitter...
We were told we could not go into the mountains without a military escort and, because he didn't speak any English, we needed our translator to accompany us as well.
Alas, our group of four now grew to six. Our military escort was also supposedly the greatest Mongolian mountaineer of all time and our first few days out with him proved to be quite tough. He was very arrogant and authoritative and he would hardly speak to us as though we were barely worth his time. However, once he was able to assess for himself that we were actually all quite capable climbers, far beyond his skillset, his attitude completely changed. He became one of the coolest Mongolian men we had the pleasure of getting to know.
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Fascinating. Have heard variations of this story before from other expeditions - serious sabotage potential. Glad that you were able to meet that challenge and make a connection. What it is all about.
So great to read, when I started I feared it wasn't going to go well... it's a very different place Mongolia. Really enjoying following your journey 🙂
A good lesson on first impressions and judgements!
Good luck again.
Girl power won out over misogyny! ❤️
🤪 to that escort! Go team!
Vengan a Chile hay líneas hermosas , o si no pregúntale a tod Henry
Que buena eskiando en Mongolia ¡¡¡¡
I had such an awesome time on the Hardy Haberland Show a couple weeks back, discussing my life and some of my most memorable expeditions. Thank you Hardy for having me!
Link below to listen to the full episode:
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I hate that rap. I once came down to a rats nest my partner had tossed off (accidentally) and in space I uncoiled that damn thing for twenty minutes. Much more fun with the air nipping at your heels on lead than on the way down:)
I'd love to do these climbs! Pretty awesome!
Where is this Hilaree?
Joe Howard woah, this is so cool!