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Ueli Steck Reaches Halfway Point on 82 Summits Project

Fourty-one summits down and 41 to go, with 53 days left. On Tuesday Ueli Steck hit the halfway point of his 82 Summits project.

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Steck and Steindl descending Liskamm on their 18-peak day. [Photo: #82Summits] Fourty-one summits down and 41 to go, with 53 days left. On Tuesday Ueli Steck hit the halfway point of his 82 Summits project.

Steck, a Swiss mountainieer, began the trip on June 10, alongside 25-year-old Michi Wohlleben of Germany. They planned to climb all 82 peaks over 4,000 meters in the Alps by man-power—hiking, skiing, biking and paragliding their way through Switzerland, Italy and France.

“We are doing it just for fun,” Steck wrote on Facebook. “For the love of the mountains.”

On July 7, Steck summited his 41st peak, Zinalrothorn, but Wohlleben did not. Wohlleben took a hard landing with his paraglider after the fourth summit, putting an end to his #82Summits journey.

“It’s always an up and down…the next project will come,” Wohlleben wrote on Facebook. “Go for it Ueli Steck!”

Steck continued the mission, climbing peaks with his wife, Nicole Steck; Swiss mountaineer Andreas Steindl; Andi Wälchli, a long-time friend of Steck’s; and other members of the #82Summits team.

On June 30, Steck and Steindl summited 18 Italian peaks in a single day, as part of their “Spaghetti Tour.” At this rate, Steck has a good chance of reaching his goal early. He has until August 29 to check off the remaining 41 summits.

If he completes the project, he will have climbed 62 vertical miles and biked over 600 miles.

Follow the second half of Steck’s journey on the tripwebsite,Twitter, Facebook, andInstagram@82Summits, and follow the conversation with the tag #82Summits.

Steck and Steindl on their 18-Peak Day:

 

The 82 peaks in order from highest to lowest (Peaks climbed are crossed out):

  1. Mont Blanc, 15,781 feet (4,810 m)
  2. Mont Blanc de Courmayeur, 15,577 feet (4,748 m)
  3. Dufourspitze, 15,203 feet (4,634 m)
  4. Nordend, 15,121 feet (4,609 m)
  5. Zumsteinspitze, 14,970 feet (4,563 m)
  6. Signalkuppe, 14,944 feet (4,555 m)
  7. Dom, 14,941 feet (4,545 m)
  8. Liskamm – east summit, 14,852 feet (4,527 m)
  9. Weisshorn, 14,780 feet (4,505 m)
  10. Täschhorn, 14,734 feet (4,491 m)
  11. Liskamm – west summit, 14,695 feet (4,479 m)
  12. Matterhorn, 14,692 feet (4,478 m)
  13. Picco Luigi Amedeo, 14,662 feet (4,469 m)
  14. Maudit, 14,649 feet (4,465 m)
  15. Parrotspitze, 14541 feet (4,432 m)
  16. Dent Blanche, 14,295 feet (4,357 m)
  17. Ludwigshohe, 14,242 feet (4,341 m)
  18. Nadelhorn, 14,196 feet (4,327 m)
  19. Schwarzhorn, 14,180 feet (4,322 m)
  20. Grand Combin – Grafeneire, 14,154 feet (4,314 m)
  21. Dome du Gouter, 14,121 feet (4,304 m)
  22. Lenzspitze, 14,088 feet (4,294 m)
  23. Finsteraarhorn, 14,022 feet (4,274 m)
  24. Mont Blanc du Tacul, 13,937 feet (4,248 m)
  25. Grand Pillier d’Angle, 13,921 feet (4,243 m)
  26. Stecknadelhorn, 13,914 feet (4,241 m)
  27. Castor, 13,914 feet (4,241 m)
  28. Zinalrothorn, 13,848 feet (4,221 m)
  29. Hohberghorn, 13,842 feet (4,219 m)
  30. Vincent Pyramid, 13,829 feet (4,215 m)
  31. Grand Jorasses – Pointe Walker, 13,806 feet (4,208 m)
  32. Alphubel, 13,799 feet (4,206 m)
  33. Rimpfischhorn, 13,776 feet (4,199 m)
  34. Aletschhorn, 13,757 feet (4,193 m)
  35. Strahlhorn, 13,747 feet (4,190 m)
  36. Grand Combin – Valsorey, 13,727 feet (4,184 m)
  37. Grand Jorasses – Pointe Whymper, 13,727 feet (4, 184 m)
  38. Dent d’Herens, 13,684 feet (4,171 m)
  39. Breithorn – west summit, 13,661 feet (4,164 m)
  40. Breithorn – central summit, 13,645 feet (4,159 m)
  41. Jungfrau, 13,642 feet (4,158 m)
  42. Bishorn, 13,625 feet (4,153 m)
  43. Breithorn – Zwillinge West, 13,579 feet (4,139 m)
  44. Grand Combin – Tsessette, 13,566 feet (4,135 m)
  45. Aiguille Verte, 13,524 feet (4,122 m)
  46. Auguilles du Diable – L’Isolee, 13,497 feet (4,114 m)
  47. Auguille Blanche de Peuterey, 13,491 feet (4,112 m)
  48. Grandes Jorasses – Pointe Croz, 13,484 feet (4,110 m)
  49. Auguilles de Diable – Pointe Carmen, 13,481 feet (4,109 m)
  50. Mönch, 13,474 feet (4,107 m)
  51. Breithorn – Zwillinge East, 13,471 feet (4,106 m)
  52. Grande Rocheuses, 13,458 feet (4,102 m)
  53. Barre des Ecrins, 13,458 feet (4,102 m)
  54. Aiguilles du Diable – Pointe Mediane, 13,442 feet (4,097 m)
  55. Pollux, 13,425 feet (4,092 m)
  56. Schreckhorn, 13,379 feet (4,078 m)
  57. Breithorn – Roccia Nera, 13,369 feet (4,075 m)
  58. Aiguilles du Diable – Pointe Chaubert, 13,366 feet (4,074 m)
  59. Mont Brouillard, 13,350 feet (4,069 m)
  60. Grand Jorasses – Point Marguerite, 13,337 feet (4,065 m)
  61. Aiguilles du Diable – Corne du Diable, 13,333 feet (4,064 m)
  62. Ober Gabelhorn, 13,330 feet (4,063 m)
  63. Gran Pardiso, 13,323 feet (4,061 m)
  64. Aiguille de Bionnassay, 13,294 feet (4,052 m)
  65. Piz Bernina, 13,284 feet (4,049 m)
  66. Gross Fiescherhorn, 13,284 feet (4,049 m)
  67. Vincent Pyramid – Punta Giordani, 13,274 feet (4,046 m)
  68. Grand Jorasses – Pointe Elena, 13,271 feet (4,045 m)
  69. Grunhorn, 13,268 feet (4,044 m)
  70. Lauteraarhorn, 13,261 feet (4,042 m)
  71. Aiguille du Jardin, 13,238 feet (4,035 m)
  72. Dürrenhorn, 13,238 feet (4,035 m)
  73. Allalinhorn, 13,212 feet (4,027 m)
  74. Hinter Fiescherhorn, 13,205 feet (4,025 m)
  75. Weissmies, 13,179 feet (4,017 m)
  76. Dome de Rochefort, 13,173 feet (4,015 m)
  77. Barre des Ecrins – Dome de Neige, 13,173 feet (4,015 m)
  78. Dent du Geant, 13,166 feet (4,013 m)
  79. Punta Baretti, 13,166 feet (4,013 m)
  80. Lagginhorn, 13,156 feet (4,010 m)
  81. Aiguille de Rochefort, 13,127 feet (4,001 m)
  82. Les Droitess, 13,123 feet (4,000 m)