In the final episode of "The Classic Alpinist", Ueli Steck struggles with the decision of whether or not to continue his project, following the tragic death of his friend and fellow alpinist Martijn Seuren.
After Ueli Steck's partner Michi Wohlleben suffered a debilitating paragliding injury descending from one of their very first mountains, questions start to arise as to whether the guys can keep up the required pace to finish their challenge.
Ueli Steck has been climbing for over 20 years and in that time he has become one of the most renowned and respected athletes of his generation. In an age of fast and light alpinism, Ueli Steck has driven the sport to new heights with revolutionary ascents all over the world.
After 16 days of climbing Poumaka, Mike Libecki and Angie Payne forged a new route to the summit of the remote island spire. Keith Ladzinski and Andy Mann, with 3 Strings Productions, were there to document what turned out to be 8 pitches of dangerous, rain-battered, choss-infested, mud-covered A4 climbing.