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.
Jon Griffith, Ueli Steck and Simone Moro have been attacked by Sherpas on Everest.
Speed alpinist Ueli Steck imagines climbing multiple peaks in the Swiss Alps in a day, using a paraglider to get from the summit of one to the base of the next.
The Swiss Machine Ueli Steck has gone and done it again – this time without even trying apparently.
Climbing Mount Everest may seem like child’s play for a man known for his speed ascents up some of the world’s most challenging mountain faces.
Summit success on Everest for Ueli Steck and his climbing partner Tenzing without using oxygen