After going missing on Monday while descending from the summit, Nelson was found by a search and rescue team.
Nelson, 49, reportedly fell into a crevasse just below the summit while descending the peak on skis. Elsewhere on the mountain, an avalanche killed one climber and injured a dozen more.
Mountaineers now agree on the location of the 26,781-foot peak’s highest point. More than 400 are expected to try to reach the summit this fall.
Cliffhanger, The Eiger Sanction, The Ledge—climbing thrillers are nothing new. But what makes this novel different is that its author, Amy McCulloch, has actually climbed an 8,000-meter peak.