Interesting news from the world of outdoor gear and exploration, as the Gear Junkie is reporting that ski mountaineer and all-around badass Hilaree Nelson is taking over the position of “team captain” for The North Face, a title that has been held by Conrad Anker for 26 years.
Anker and TNF created the Global Athlete Team back in 1992, and the mountaineering legend has served as its one and only captain ever since. But earlier this week, The North Face announced that Nelson would take over in that role moving forward. She has been a member of the team for more than 20 years and has completed some impressive climbs and ski descents in the Himalaya and elsewhere. Her amazing expedition resume includes summits of both Everest and Lhotse within 24 hours of one another and a ski descent of Cho Oyu in Tibet.
In the Gear Junkie story, Anker is quoted as saying “It is my great honor to hand the reins of Team Captain to Hilaree Nelson.” He goes on to add, “Hilaree has a long and storied career with The North Face and is well-suited to help make the athlete experience at The North Face meaningful for both the athletes, individuals, and the brand.”
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