Will The Future of Alpinism Belong To Runners?
Two climbers are attempting to summit all 82 4,000 meter (13,123 foot) peaks in the Alps in 100 days, to raise awareness about climate change.
Saying climbing has nothing to do with politics is like saying science had nothing to do with putting a man on the moon.
Two of Ueli Steck's closest friends and climbing partners will try to complete his last, unfinished climb.
"I was completely detached from the world below. There was nothing but climbing. No goal, no future, no past. I was climbing in the here and now. One swing of the ice axe after the other, one step after the other."
The bodies of Alex Lowe and David Bridges were found April 27 on Shishapangma, in Tibet. Ueli Steck and David Goettler discovered them while acclimatizing for an ascent of Shishapangma’s South Face.
Part 1 of "The Classic Alpinist,” a special 4-part video series.
Eighty-two Summits in 80 days was his goal. Sixty-One days in, Ueli Steck was done.
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.
Eighty-two summits in 80 days—that’s the goal of mountaineers Ueli Steck of Switzerland and Michi Wohlleben of Germany.
Dave MacLeod and Calum Muskett wanted to climb one of the hardest routes in the Alps, and this led them to Paciencia (5.13b), a route established by Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck that takes a harrowing line up the Eiger's infamous north face. This is their story.