The North Face presents the first ski descent of 27,940-ft Lhotse by Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison in 2019. Nelson tragically lost her life on September 26, 2022, on Mount Manaslu in Nepal. Nelson was named one of “The 25 Most Adventurous Women of the Past 25 Years” by Men’s Journal and was named one of National Geographic’s 2018 Adventurers of the Year. Her inspiration and influence will be missed but never forgotten.
About Adam Hodges
Adam Hodges, PhD, is a trail runner, mountain endurance athlete, and coach with credentials from the United Endurance Sports Coaching Academy (UESCA), USA Triathlon (USAT), and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM). In addition to coaching multisport athletes, he has coached high school cross country and track runners in California and masters swimmers in Colorado and California. As a USAT All-American triathlete, he has competed in the ITU World Triathlon Championships, the ITU World Duathlon Championships, and the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. As a masters runner, he has won a series title in the XTERRA SoCal Trail Series. His current pursuits include trail running, climbing, mountaineering, skimo, and cross-country skiing. Check out his training plans and courses to help you prepare for you next adventure.