Swiss climber Ueli Steck, one of the world’s top alpinists, has confirmed that he has soloed the South Face of Annapurna in a 28 hour round-trip.
I just got off the phone with Ueli. In short he soloed the South Face of Annapurna in a 28 hours round trip. He completed the Lafaille line up through the headwall and on to the summit. It’s an ascent that pretty much baffles the mind. But it’s an ascent he puts down to being ‘lucky’, “sometimes you’ve just got to get lucky in the mountains”.