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Hilaree Nelson O’Neill
born: December 13, 1972; Seattle, WA resides: Telluride, CO career highlights: After college, Hilaree spent five years living in Chamonix, France, where she competed in extreme-skiing comps and developed a ski mountaineering habit. She returned home and began traveling the world as a North Face—sponsored athlete. In the last four years, she’s notched first descents in China, Tibet, Lebanon, and Mongolia, and is the only female guide on Dean Cummings’ H2O Heli Adventures team in Valdez, Alaska. what’s next: Barring international travel restrictions, Hilaree plans to ski the first descent of Hkakabo Razi, a 19,296-foot peak in Burma.
North Face Carinda wool sweater ($60) and Oden cable knit hat ($25); Watergirl low-rise Cargo skirt ($48); Blundstone leather Rancher boots ($170); and Kaenon Polarized Glam sunglasses ($229)
contact infoBlundstone: 603-763-4772, blundstoneusa.comKaenon Polarized: 949-574-7918, kaenon.comThe North Face: 800-362-4963, thenorthface.comWatergirl: 800-638-6464, watergirlusa.com