He´s Alive….Ueli Steck falls off Annapurna

by Erik Lambert Ueli Steck Ueli Steck´s solo attempt to climb a new route on Annapurna´s (8091m) south face ended May 28, when he survived a 300-meter fall. The 30 year old from Switzerland, recently soloed the Eiger Nordwand (3970m) in a record time of 3:54 this February, and is known for his lightweight approach and is a long-time critic of supplemental oxygen. In 2004 he made the first solo ascent of Cholatse´s (6335m) north face (ca. 1500m) and then climbed Taboche´s (6501m) east face, back to back.For a full report by Erik Lambert visit: Alpinist.com ( Source: Alpinist )