Ueli Steck Reclaims Eiger Speed Record

Ueli Steck set the record in 2007at 3 hours 54 minutes.  Not satisfied, he returned to the Eiger North Face the following winter.  Steck shaved an hour off his own solo speed record with the unthinkable time of 2 hours 47 minutes.  Yesterday, he broke it again.

Ueli Steck Eiger Speed Solo Record

Steck, 39, soloed the Heckmair Route (ED2, 1800m, FA 1938) on the North Face of the Eiger in 2 hours 22 minutes and 50 seconds—beating his previous record by 25 minutes and Dani Arnold’s 2011 solo record* of 2 hours 28 minutes. When Steck uploaded the stats from his GPS watch, among time, distance, altitude and speed, it reported an average intensity of “moderate.” Ueli Steck is, the Swiss Machine.

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Ueli Steck Eiger Speed Solo Record


3 Responses to Ueli Steck Reclaims Eiger Speed Record

  1. mokganjetsi (Willem B) Nov 26, 2015 at 12:38 pm #

    some inspiration to get my 39-year old vleispaleis in shape. Swiss Machine indeed!

  2. Paul Nov 27, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

    I wonder what Euro 80 year old rock climbing Toppies think when they read this ?
    How many days did it take to climb it in the 40’s and 50’s ??
    Under 2 and a half hours is just obscene !!
    This is a Superhuman achievement !

  3. Chris F Nov 27, 2015 at 5:21 pm #

    i think 2 – 3 days is standard even theses days?

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