American mountaineer Hilaree Nelson hiked to Nepal's Manaslu Mountains on the same day a torrential downpour killed another Nepalese mountaineer in the same number, organizers and expedition officials said.

Nelson is riding Manaslu to climb the world's eighth highest mountain with teammate Jim Morrison on Monday. Jiban Ghimire of Shangri-La Nepal Treks, who organized the trip, told AFP on Tuesday 

"He had an accident yesterday when he was coming down shortly after his meeting. "We are trying to get an explanation for what happened. 

"On the same day, an avalanche struck between Camps 3 and 4 on the 8,163-meter (26,781-foot) mountain, killing a Nepalese climber and injuring a dozen others, the official tourism department said. said.  

Constant rain and snow have been a challenge for the 404 climbers trying to reach Manaslu this year, and bad weather has hampered rescue efforts, with helicopters unable to fly on Monday.  

due to circumstances. Ghimire said the weather was good on Tuesday and a helicopter was on its way to the Nelson crash site. 

Morrison reached the base camp safely and was with search and rescue officials, Ghimire added. The 49-year-old has had a career spanning two decades and is described as "the best skier of his generation" in a profile on the North Face sponsored website 

In 2012, she became the first woman to climb the world's highest mountain, Everest, and neighboring Lhotse in 24 hours.