Get to know ski mountaineer Hilaree Nelson, who read us the story of her friend Kit DesLauriers, the first person to ski from the summit of the highest mountain on all seven continents! Hilaree tells us about her adventures in the Himalayas, and why she loves pursuing such challenging sports. She also tells us her tricks for overcoming doubt and pushing through the hard times attempting to summit massive mountain peaks.
Once upon a time, there was a girl who loved adventure, exploring nature, and dreamt of skiing down the tallest mountains in the world. Her name was Kit DesLauriers, a determined young woman with a fierce curiosity to explore the tallest mountaintops — and then ski freely down the slopes. Kit was the first person to ski all Seven Summits, the first woman to ski Mount Everest, and is a two-time women’s world freeskiing champion. About the NarratorCombining a passion for exploration, mountain adventures and skiing, Hilaree Nelson has travelled to some of the most exotic mountain ranges on earth. Her expedition career has led her to many ‘firsts” in the world of ski mountaineering including linking two 8000m peaks (Everest and Lhotse) in one push, first ski descents on Baffin Island, a first American ascent and ski descent of Papsura peak in India , and a first ski descent of the 4th highest peak in the world, Lhotse. She is the Captain of the North Face Athlete Team, an active leader on climate with Protect Our Winters, and an avid proponent of wild places such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Hilaree is also the mother of two wild boys and finds her sanity in the San Juan Mountains near her home in Telluride, Colorado. CreditsThis podcast is a production of Rebel Girls and is based on the book series Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls. This episode was produced by Isaac Kaplan-Woolner and Camille Stennis. Sound design and mixing by Luis Miranda. This episode was written by Caitlin Madrigal and proofread by Simi Kadirgamar. Executive Producer is Katie Sprenger. Haley Dapkus is our production manager. Original theme music was composed and performed by Elettra Bargiacchi. A big thanks to the whole Rebel Girls team who make this show possible! For more, visit www.rebelgirls.com. And if you like what you heard, don’t forget to rate and review this episode, and share it with your friends! Until next time, stay REBEL!
E027 - Hilaree Nelson on Seeking Your Greatest Adventure
Listen to this episode of Intersections with Prof. Hitendra Wadhwa in conversation with National Geographic Adventurer of the Year (2018) and Captain of the North Face Athlete Team, Hilaree Nelson. Hilaree is the first woman to summit two 8,000 meter peaks, Everest and Lhotse (fourth-highest) in one 24-hour push. She has climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro with a broken leg, and skied from the summit of the world’s sixth-highest mountain (26,906-foot Cho Oyu) without supplemental oxygen—leading Outside Magazine to name her “one of the most adventurous women in the world of sports” and Men’s Journal to name her “one of the most adventurous women of the last 25 years.”
Hilaree Nelson is a world class adventurer, mountaineer & high altitude ski who has been the first woman to climb Mt Everest + Lhotse within 24 hours
Finding Your Summit
On this episode of Finding Your Summit Podcast, we talk with Hilaree Nelson, Professional Ski Mountaineer for North Face, National Geographic Live Speaker, and TNF Athlete Team Captain about how she fell in love with climbing mountains Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Episode 16 Hilaree Nelson Hilaree Nelson is a total badass in the mountains. Our conversation with Hilaree, takes a close look at the process, the hard fought journeys, the desperate moments of adventure and self analysis that ultimately lead to confronting your self head on. She has challenged herself mentally and physically as much as a person can. Her work on identity as a female athlete, often on male dominated teams and as a mother are fascinating and valuable for anyone who has faced the “hamster wheel” of mental questioning. She has an incredible story of life experiences that have helped her achieve mastery of her mindset, catching negative thoughts, gain focus, perspective and find success. “And hopefully I’m more fun to be around.” She and Cory’s history together on expeditions makes for lively conversation with meaningful take-aways. They dive deep into their experience together on a 2014 expedition to climb the highest peak in southeast asia, Hkakabo Razi. It pushed them to their limits. “Everything went wrong. Our team imploded. The adversity kept coming and we fell apart at the seams. It became about surviving. It took me a long time to recover.” The lessons and parallels drawn from this trip are parallel to 2020, the year we all understand as a challenge, and worth the listen. Hear the answer to Cory’s question - “Why did we blow up the way we did?” Hilaree’s description of “Mom Guilt” and the constant dialogue, the hamster wheel of identity as a mother. Cory and Hilaree discuss EMDR treatment and their experiences dealing with trauma. The story of Hkakabo Razi and Hilaree and Cory’s experience - as told by Hilaree Lhotse - the North Face Movie that chronicles HIlaree and Jim Morrison’s adventure to ski this holy grail in mountaineering...the Lhotse couloir Hilaree Nelson: The current North Face team captain combines a passion for exploration, mountain adventures and skiing. She has traveled to some of the most exotic mountain ranges on earth. Her expedition career has led her to many ‘firsts” in the world of ski mountaineering including linking two 8000m peaks in one push, first ski descents in Baffin Island, a first American ascent and ski descent of Papsura peak in India and a first ski descent of the 4th highest peak in the world, Lhotse. She is an avid proponent of wild places such as the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and holds to the philosophy that these places have huge significance in the well-being of both the planet and the human psyche. Recently named by Men’s Journal as one of the most adventurous women of the last 25 years, as well as National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurer of the Year, Hilaree rounds out her athletic endeavors by sharing her many stories on stages across the country in hopes of inspiring imagination and passion in the people she encounters. Hilaree is also the mother of two wild boys and finds her sanity in the San Juan mountains near her home in Telluride, CO.
Hilaree Nelson on Staying Confident in Life-Threatening Environments
Hilaree Nelson hails from Seattle, Washington but now calls Telluride, Colorado home. Named “Adventurer of the Year” by Nat Geo in 2018, Hilaree has become a world-class athlete known for her ski mountaineering feats, including her recent completion of the first ski descent of the 27,940-foot Lhotse Couloir, the fourth highest mountain in the world. Listen as Hilaree talks about motherhood, avoiding comfortability to find balance, how climate action has become an important part of her life’s work and why she’s able to laugh about that time she broke both of her wrists while raising two little boys. Big thanks to our sponsors Protect Our Winters, OpenSnow, SKI Magazine, the IKON Pass. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
EP006:Leadership lessons learned by living on the edge with Hilaree Nelson, Mountaineer & Adventurer
Hilaree Nelson is the first woman to climb Mt Everest & Mt Lhotse within 24 hours, she’s trekked through the jungles of Mynamar in a quest to map out its tallest peak, and, has led teams through expeditions in some of the most wild and wonderful corners of the earth. National Geographic named her 2018 Adventurer of the Year. North Face has named her their Athlete Captain. And, she’s become a strong advocate for environment and the foundation Protect Our Winters Leadership lessons learned: Failure alone is a moment, it’s what you do after that creates growth. Say what’s on your mind, say it early and be direct. Help teams find trust in each other, it will enable them to perform in the tough moments. Take time to understand each team members backstory , understanding motivations will help you in a crisis situation. Never let yourself become a know-it-all, be a lifelong learner Don't get caught up in your mistakes, it is how you handle it that will make you a strong leader. Follow your passion, the rest will follow. Mentioned in this episode: Hilaree Nelson website Hilaree Nelson Instagram Protect Our Winters website TILTCO website Subscribe & Leave a review for LeaderLab
How to Live a Life of Adventure with Hilaree Nelson
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Hilaree Nelson is a skier, mountain climber, and speaker. Her expedition career has led her to many ‘firsts” in the world of ski mountaineering including linking two 8000m peaks in one push, first ski descents in Baffin Island, a first American ascent and ski descent of Papsura peak in India and a first ski descent of the 4th highest peak in the world, Lhotse. She was recently named by Men’s Journal as one of the most adventurous women of the last 25 years, as well as National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurer of the Year. This podcast is brought to you by Haberland Group. Haberland Group is a global provider of marketing solutions. Our holding companies specialize in advertising, branding, communications planning, digital marketing, media, podcasting, public relations, as well as specialty marketing. If you are looking for a world-class partner to work on marketing programs, go to HaberlandGroup.com and contact us. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider to rate, review, and subscribe on Apple Podcasts/iTunes. It takes less than 60 seconds and it really makes a difference. Rate, review, and subscribe at HardyHaberland.com/iTunes.
On this episode, I get to chat with Hilaree Nelson, the world’s greatest ski mountaineer. She and her partner were two of the very first people to climb and ski the fourth highest peak in the entire world. She has pursued a life of mountain exploration. Tune in to hear us discuss her career and how she prepares for big challenges. Topics: [02:21] Hilaree was on the race team, but she never skied a single gate. [02:54] Her background isn’t in racing and she’s jealous of people who have it. [03:39] She saw a huge deficit in her own skiing and did her best to ski with those who were better than her in order to learn more. [08:06] Ski technology has changed and has changed the way we ski. [10:26] Her experience climbing the fourth highest peak in the world was unmatched and emotional. [14:40] It’s important to just try things instead of talking yourself out of great experiences. [18:05] With age, comes experience and wisdom. [22:20] To prepare for her biggest challenge, she made sure to prep on difficult terrain. [28:45] Hilaree has been working with North Face on product development. [29:00] She is also becoming a climate change activist, because she wants to protect all the beautiful places she has been. [30:20] She got a great tip to drive her tip, but lift her tails when making turns in tight terrain. Quotes: “Chamonix isn’t just about the skiing, it’s so much about how you access the skiing…” “I just think there is so much value in saying ‘yes’ to things...and the actual act of trying.” “As a young person, you’re making all these sort of instantaneous decisions...it’s just freedom.” Resources: Hilaree's Website Wagner Skis