During Ueli Steck’s second attempt at Annapurna’s south face, he reached 6,100 meters with Simon Anthamatten before
returning to base camp because of poor conditions. While resting in base camp, at 10 p.m. and after dinner and a beer, they got a call from three climbers
in distress high on the East Ridge.
Steck and Anthamatten set out to help. Anthamatten stopped at Camp 3 to assist with two of the climbers while Steck continued climbing up to Camp 4 to
help the third climber. Despite everything he could do, Steck wasn’t able to keep him alive, and now trapped at 7,400 meters alone, without food and
utterly exhausted, Steck, the rescue, was in a dire situation himself.
On April 30, 2017, Steck died in a fall while climbing alone on Nuptse (7,861m), adjacent to Lhotse and Everest.
Read more Ueli Steck Killed on Nuptse.
This video is part of the Tales From the Steep series by adidas Outdoor.