In September 2018, Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison summited Lhotse, neighbor to Everest, and the fourth-highest peak on the planet. Once at the top they turned around, put on their skis, and made the first complete ski descent down the Lhotse Couloir. Aside from a wrong way turn on the way to camp in whiteout conditions and an avalanche near-miss, they scored impossibly pristine fall conditions and had the mountain largely to themselves.


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