Wie die "Himalayan Times" berichtet, wurde der Schweizer Extrembergsteiger Ueli Steck (40) bei einem Unfall in der Nähe von Camp II am Mount Everest am Sonntagmorgen getötet. Mehrere Quellen im Basislager des weltweit höchsten Gipfels haben dies bestätigt.
Ran an den Berg: Was packe ich für meine Klettertour ein, wie erklimme ich einen Achttausender und wie machen es die ganz Großen? Ausprobieren, Mitfiebern und Fragenstellen ist am 9. Kölner Alpintag ausdrücklich erwünscht.
The highest and most iconic mountain in western Europe, Mont Blanc resides on the border between France and Italy. Experience the splendor of this beautiful mountain, and get to know the bold explorers who have pushed the boundaries on Mont Blanc's wild alpine terrain.
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.
Ueli Steck, the "Swiss Machine", has yet again broken the record for a solo speed ascent of the North Face of the Eiger. On November 16, 2015, Steck took advantage of good weather and climbing conditions and pushed for the summit of the classic Heckmair Route (ED2, 1800m, 1938) in a mere 2 hours 22 minutes.
While the rest of the alpine world has spent this Summer complaining about terrible conditions in the Alps, Ueli Steck has been busily dispatching the full 82 4,000 metre peaks in the range entirely under his own power.