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RIP Ueli Steck

Postby Puma concolor » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:08 am

Shocking news. One of the greats is gone.

Horribly tragic news is coming in that Swiss climber, Ueli Steck, 41, has died on Nuptse near Camp 1 off the Western Cwm. I have received 100% confirmation from multiple sources at Everest. I am told his wife has been notified. His body was recovered and is now on transport to Kathmandu. Durga Dutta Dhakal DoT Director confirmed the incident and saying his body was now at Lukla

The Himalayan Times posted the news as well.

I was first told by Larry Daugherty climbing with Adventure Ascents, a subsidiary of 7 Summits Treks:

Body found at the base of West Nuptse, climber apparently fell alone and unprotected. Initially it was suspected to be Ueli based on clothing and apparently his acclimatization plan..then they confirmed with my team 10 minutes later it was in fact him.


http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2017/04/30/everest-2017-ueli-steck-dies-on-nuptse/

https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/swiss-machine-ueli-steck-killed-in-mt-everest-accident/

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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby McCannster » Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:58 am

Noooo! :(
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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby Lodewijk » Sun Apr 30, 2017 10:07 am

I just heared the sad news and must say I am shocked by it.... :-( RIP to the legend Ueli Steck....
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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby jedicolin » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:31 am

A real shame, he was one of the great climbers.
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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby Mandragora » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:39 am

RIP!

very sad news!
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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby j4ever » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:49 pm

yeah I just read this and was coming here to post a link, RIP!!
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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby WyomingSummits » Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:59 pm

This man was a hero to myself and many others. God bless and comfort his family in this time.
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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby lsheen » Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:33 pm

Sad day... RIP Ueli Steck.
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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby Tonka » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:23 pm

WOW! So Sad.
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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby Rico1865 » Sun Apr 30, 2017 4:26 pm

A sad day, one of my inspirators.
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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby awilsondc » Sun Apr 30, 2017 6:06 pm

I'm still in shock. Can't believe it. So terribly sad about this. RIP Ueli, and prayers for friends and family. :(((((
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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby dadndave » Mon May 01, 2017 1:24 am

Apparently he was planning a new line on Everest, solo and without oxygen.

Nuptse - helluva place to practice/acclimatise. Says everything about the bloke.

Very sad news indeed.
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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby Josh Lewis » Mon May 01, 2017 4:06 am

Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!
Very sad news for the climbing community. Was looking forward to meeting him in person (I've met folks who have, said he was a nice guy). Extreme alpinism is a fun but dangerous game. Even the best of us lose our lives in these harsh places. It's up to us to always exercise careful decisions. Even with the best practices sometime we get wildly unlucky. :( Ueli was an outstanding climber and will be greatly missed.
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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby Puma concolor » Mon May 01, 2017 12:50 pm

dadndave wrote:Apparently he was planning a new line on Everest, solo and without oxygen.

Nuptse - helluva place to practice/acclimatise. Says everything about the bloke.


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Re: RIP Ueli Steck

Postby Puma concolor » Tue May 02, 2017 11:22 pm

Nice tribute article that appeared in Men's Journal online today, with some of the world's best climbers offering their thoughts/feelings.

http://www.mensjournal.com/adventure/articles/remembering-ueli-steck-the-worlds-fastest-mountaineer-w480156
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