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Remembering extreme skier and mountaineer Hilaree Nelson

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Friends and family members pay their last tributes during the funeral of famed American extreme skier Hilaree Nelson in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Oct.2, 2022. Nelson died last week on Mount Manaslu while coming down from the top of the summit the 8,163-meter (26,775-foot) world’s eighth-highest mountain. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

World-renowned extreme skier and mountaineer Hilaree Nelson of Telluride died last week after a skiing accident in Nepal. Her funeral was held Sunday at a Sherpa cremation ground in Nepal. Nelson explored mountains around the world but was especially drawn to the Rocky Mountains in Colorado. She spoke with CPR's Nathan Heffel in 2018 about the call of the mountains, and the risks they can pose.