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Ueli Steck died when he was 40 on Nuptse in the Himalayas. Ueli Steck was one of the best alpinists ever. He was known as “Swiss machine”.
Ueli Stck broke speed records on Alps, included of the north face of the Eiger. He climbed Eigr in two hours and 22 minutes.
After his reminiscent speed climb he said: Speed is nothing new, but the times are.
In 2007, he had his first expedition to Annapurna where he was knocked out by a falling rock and felt 300 meters deep in a glacier.
Fortunately, one of his team members spotted and saved him. Next year, he became tried to save the Inaki Ochoa, a climber from Spain.
Ueli Steck borrowed a pair of boots, climbed alone and reached himself to Ochoa and injected him steroids. Unfortunately, Ochoa passed away the following day in spite of all the Ueli Steck efforts.
In 2017 he decided to traverse Everest and Lhotse but, he lost his life on a training day. He climbed Shishapangma in only 20 hours. Ueli steck had important sponsors with his expeditions.
In 2013, Ueli Steck opened a new route on the southern face of Annapurna but in his ascend he lost his camera and failed to keep a GPS track.
Ueli Steck climbed Annapurna alone and climbed the most controversial part in the night. By doing so, he left a great trace of himself in the history of mountain climbing.
In 2015, Ueli Steck, climbed all the peaks in the Alps that are over 4,000 meters accompanying various climbers and adventurists in 62 days.
In 2012, Ueli Steck climbed Everest and at the same time planned his Everest and Lhotse traverse.
Ueli Steck was also a qualified big wall free climber. He met his wife, Nicole, in an ice-climbing competition and climbed the north face of the Eiger with her.
Ueli Steck also opened new routes on the Canadian Rockies mostly during winter. Many of the routes he climbed still are unrepeated.
Ueli Steck was one of the bet alpinists ever. Ueli Steck Instagram page still is open and people still leave comments under his post. He was a real legend in mountain climbing.