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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby asmrz » Fri May 05, 2017 10:10 pm

I remember when Messner and Habeler did the North Face of Eiger in 10 hours many years ago. Clint Eastwood and company were filming the Eiger Sanction at that time and after the guys came down, they were treated like heroes. Not the actors, the climbers.

Compare their climb to Ueli Steck's 2 hours and some minutes up the same route. This man was special in our sport. Most likely, the best overall climber of the last 20 years.

Very sorry to hear the news. The big peaks are dangerous place to hang around but if there was one man to do THE last big problem in the Himalaya, the Everest-Lhotse traverse, it was Ueli Steck.
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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby desainme » Sun May 07, 2017 2:08 am

Graziani and Benoist(roped) follow the Steck route on Annapurna a few days later. Here are their slides.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2ckfcdfKsU
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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby Puma concolor » Mon May 08, 2017 3:11 am

Reinhold Messner on Steck's death courtesy of Outside Magazine:

https://www.outsideonline.com/2181021/reinhold-messner-speaks-ueli-stecks-death
“What a waste it is to lose one's mind, or not to have a mind is being very wasteful, how true that is.” - Dan Quayle
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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby Silvia Mazzani » Fri May 12, 2017 8:55 am

Rest in peace Ueli.
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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby clmbr » Wed May 24, 2017 3:33 am

Oh man! It sucks losing another top world class climber. So sorry to hear that. I’ve been always admiring Ueli for his fearless solo "craziness".
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