The skier from the USA (49) was traveling with her partner. Nelson has an entry in the Guinness Book of Records for becoming the first woman to summit the two eight-thousanders Mount Everest and Mount Lhotse in less than 24 hours.
There was an avalanche just below the crevasse on Monday, and the Ministry of Tourism initially announced that the American’s accident was related to it. However, this is not the case, as more recent information has shown, said a ministry spokesman. At least one Nepalese Sherpa mountain guide was killed in the avalanche and 14 other Sherpas were injured, some seriously. They were bringing luggage from a mountaineering group to a high-altitude camp when they were hit.