Lhotse Update: Morrison and Nelson Ski the Dream Line

Everest guide Adrian Ballinger has confirmed on social media that Americans Jim Morrison and Hilaree Nelson have become the first to ski the Lhotse Couloir, dubbed the “Dream Line”.

The pair climbed to the summit of Lhotse (8,156 meters), before skiing down yesterday, September 30.

 

In recent decades, an estimated 25 people have skied the Lhotse Face, from Camp 4 or Camp 3 down to its base. The Couloir itself, however, which runs from the summit of Lhotse for 700 meters before opening onto the face, had stubbornly resisted all previous ski attempts.

Both Morrison and Nelson have previously skied Denali and Cho Oyu together. They also have a number of 8,000’ers to their credit.

Ash is an outdoor and adventure writer from the UK. His words have featured in global outlets such as The Guardian, Outside Magazine and Red Bull. He works as a public health scientist by day and writes about the outdoors in his spare time. Ash's areas of expertise are polar expeditions, mountaineering, and adventure travel. For vacation Ash enjoys going on independent Arctic sledding expeditions. Read more at www.ashrouten.com


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