Video interview of Ueli Steck by Hervè Barmasse, one week after (9 October 2013) the “28 hours run” on the new route “C’est la vie” on the South Face of Annapurna.
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Swiss climber Ueli Steck soloed the South Face of Annapurna in a 28 hour round-trip.
In September I was trekking around the Annapurna Massif in Nepal. Near the end of the trek I went up to Annapurna South Base camp.
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”.
The “Swiss Machine” Ueli Steck has summited the notoriously difficult Annapurna I (8,091 meters) via the South Face in the Himalaya.