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Piolets d'Or photos 2014
02.04.2014 by Planetmountain

Piolets d'Or photos 2014

More than 50 photos documenting the Piolets d'Or 2014 that took place at Courmayeur, Italy, on 29/03/2014.

Ueli Steck and his Annapurna solo recounted by Erri De Luca
31.03.2014 by Erri De Luca

Ueli Steck and his Annapurna solo recounted by Erri De Luca

The presentation by Erri De Luca of Ueli Steck's ascent of the South Face of Annapurna, 8091m, in October 2013.

Ueli Steck and Raphael Slawinsky & Ian Welsted win the Piolets d'Or 2014
29.03.2014 by Planetmountain

Ueli Steck and Raphael Slawinsky & Ian Welsted win the Piolets d'Or 2014

The Piolets d'Or 2014 was assigned this evening in Courmayeur to two ascents: the NW Face of K6 climbed by Raphael Slawinsky and Ian Welsted and the South Face of Annapurna climbed solo by Ueli Steck. The South Face of Annapurna ascent carried out by da Stephane Benoist and Yannick Graziani received a Special Mention from the Jury, while the "Walter Bonatti" Lifetime Achievement award was given to John Roskelley.

Piolets d'Or 2014 live on twitter
29.03.2014 by Planetmountain

Piolets d'Or 2014 live on twitter

This evening at 21:00 at Courmayeur the award's ceremony of the Piolets d'Or 2014. All updates on twitter.

Piolets d'Or 2014, Courmayeur and Chamonix gear up for a prestigious celebration
24.03.2014 by Planetmountain

Piolets d'Or 2014, Courmayeur and Chamonix gear up for a prestigious celebration

From 26 - 29 March the international meeting with the alpinism "Oscar" returns to Chamonix and Courmayeur on the two sides of Mont Blanc: a great jury will select the best climb in 2013, while American alpinist John Roskelley will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award. Numerous events, including the meeting with Italian writer and climber Erri De Luca on 27 March at Courmayeur.

Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Ueli Steck and Michi Wohlleben enchain the 3 North Faces in winter
23.03.2014 by Planetmountain

Tre Cime di Lavaredo, Ueli Steck and Michi Wohlleben enchain the 3 North Faces in winter

On Monday 17 March Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck and Germany's Michi Wohlleben climbed the three North Faces of the Tre Cime di Lavaredo in the Dolomites, via, the routes Cassin, Comici - Dimai and Innerkofler. The report about the first winter ascent of the North Face enchainement by Michi Wohlleben.

Piolets d'Or 2014, the five nominations for the 22nd edition
27.02.2014 by Planetmountain

Piolets d'Or 2014, the five nominations for the 22nd edition

From the most remote mountains in Nepal and Pakistan to the frozen lands of Alaska, via the imposing Masherbrum massif and symbollic Annapurna. Five ascents, carried out by some of the world's most talented alpinists, are in the running for Piolets d'Or 2014, the most important mountaineering award that will be celebrated from 26 - 29 March 2014 at Courmayeur and Chamonix, at the foot of Mont Blanc.

Ueli Steck video, between Everest and Annapurna South Face
04.02.2014 by Planetmountain

Ueli Steck video, between Everest and Annapurna South Face

In this video Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck talks about his 2013, marked by his Everest traverse attempt and the ascent of the South Face of Annapurna.

Amidst the stories of alpinism and climbing in 2013
01.01.2014 by Vinicio Stefanello

Amidst the stories of alpinism and climbing in 2013

A brief and by no means complete journey through the stories and the climbs of 2013, while waiting for new year.

Ueli Steck, Annapurna, alpinism and solo ascents: video interview by Hervè Barmasse
27.11.2013 by Planetmountain

Ueli Steck, Annapurna, alpinism and solo ascents: video interview by Hervè Barmasse

Video interview with Ueli Steck, conducted by Hervè Barmasse, after the historic solo ascent of the Annapurna South Face (8091m, Himalaya, Nepal) on 9 October 2013.

Annapurna: Graziani and Benoist are safe and have been evacuated to Kathmandu
29.10.2013 by Planetmountain

Annapurna: Graziani and Benoist are safe and have been evacuated to Kathmandu

The two French climbers Yannick Graziani and Stephane Benoist who reached the summit of Annapurna via the south face on October 24th have been taken by helicopter to Kathmandu. Benoist is reported to have suffered frostbite. They may be back in France already by tomorrow.

Annapurna south face, Yannick Graziani and Stephane Benoist’s reported ascent
26.10.2013 by Planetmountain

Annapurna south face, Yannick Graziani and Stephane Benoist’s reported ascent

Last Thursday 24 October the French guides Yannick Graziani and Stephane Benoist are reported to have climbed the south face of Annapurna, repeating the route climbed by Ueli Steck on 9 October. This news, reported on many specialised web sites, has not been confirmed, nor is it known whether Graziani and Benoist have returned to Base Camp.

Ueli Steck, the video of his great Annapurna South Face solo
16.10.2013 by Planetmountain

Ueli Steck, the video of his great Annapurna South Face solo

The video of Ueli Steck: great alpinism and his historic solo ascent of the South Face of Annapurna, Nepal, Himalaya.

A tribute to Ueli Steck and the visionaries of alpinism. By Ivo Ferrari
15.10.2013 by Planetmountain

A tribute to Ueli Steck and the visionaries of alpinism. By Ivo Ferrari

A look back at Ueli Steck and his solo ascent of the South Face of Annapurna... I've been surprised for years, and I don't envy them because the great thing is knowing and realising that these "visionaries" are up there, unattainable yet key to all of us who dream. They have always made me happy. By Ivo Ferrari

Ueli Steck and Annapurna: the interview after his South Face solo
14.10.2013 by Vinicio Stefanello

Ueli Steck and Annapurna: the interview after his South Face solo

Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck talks about his fast and impressive solo ascent up the South Face of Annapurna South (8091m, Nepal, Himalaya) that on 8 and 9 October 2013 enabled him to make the first ascent of the direct line attempted in 1992 by Jean-Christophe Lafaille and Pierre Beghin.

Ueli Steck summits Annapurna, alone up South Face
10.10.2013 by Planetmountain

Ueli Steck summits Annapurna, alone up South Face

Yesterday Ueli Steck soloed the South Face of Annapurna (8091m) Nepal, Himalaya. Currently there are no further details, apart from the fact that the Swiss alpinist is already back in Base Camp.

Destination Annapurna South Face for Ueli Steck and Don Bowie
23.09.2013 by Planetmountain

Destination Annapurna South Face for Ueli Steck and Don Bowie

Ueli Steck from Switzerland and Don Bowie from Canada are currently on their way to the South Face Base Camp of Annapurna 8091m (Nepal, Himalaya) where they will attempt to climb one of the most difficult and dangerous faces in the Himalaya.

Everest, interview with Simone Moro after the attack at 7200m
29.04.2013 by Vinicio Stefanello

Everest, interview with Simone Moro after the attack at 7200m

We briefly talked with Simone Moro, currently at Everest Base Camp after he, Ueli Steck and Jon Griffith were attacked at 7200m on their way to Camp 3 on Everest. Here is his account of this incredible, terrifying incident which will require time to understand and comprehend.

Everest: Moro, Steck and Griffith attacked at 7200m
29.04.2013 by Planetmountain

Everest: Moro, Steck and Griffith attacked at 7200m

On 27/4/2013 Simone Moro, Ueli Steck and Jon Griffith were attacked by a group of Sherpa while climbing to acclimatise at Camp 3 on Everest. The aggression continued at Camp 2.

Emily Harrington summits Everest
06.06.2012 by Planetmountain

Emily Harrington summits Everest

Interview with the American climber Emily Harrington who reached the top of Everest on 25 May 2012

Ueli Steck and Everest: the ascent of a great alpinist
04.06.2012 by Planetmountain

Ueli Steck and Everest: the ascent of a great alpinist

The report of Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck who on 18 May 2012 reached the summit of Everest along with Tenji Sherpa. We have published the account in its entirety as this provides insight into the crowds present during this pre-monsoon season, the job of the Sherpa and what it means to climb the world's highest mountain without the use of supplementary oxygen. Even for an absolute ace alpinist such as Ueli Steck.

Everest, three alpinists die on black Saturday
21.05.2012 by Planetmountain

Everest, three alpinists die on black Saturday

On Saturday 19 May 2012 three alpinists - a German, a Canadian and a Korean - lost their lives on the South Face of Everest, in part due to a sudden storm. Another two alpinists are reported missing, while other alpinists in difficulty were rescued by helicopter from Camp 2. The first successful summit bids were carried out on Friday and included the talented Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck.

Ueli Steck, my alpinism
21.03.2012 by Planetmountain

Ueli Steck, my alpinism

A short video filmed by Jon Griffith about Ueli Steck explaining, and showing, his love for climbing.

Voie Lesueur, the video of Steck and Griffith
27.01.2012 by Planetmountain

Voie Lesueur, the video of Steck and Griffith

The video of Ueli Steck and Jonathan Griffith on the Voie Lesueur, Petit Dru

Voie Lesueur, free ascent by Steck and Griffith on Petit Dru
19.01.2012 by Planetmountain

Voie Lesueur, free ascent by Steck and Griffith on Petit Dru

On the North Face of Petit Dru (3754m) Ueli Steck and Jonathan Griffith have carried out what is likely to be the first free ascent of the Voie Lesueur (ED3, M8+, 900m) with some drytooling sections and a new variation finish.

 Shisha Pangma, the video of Ueli Steck
27.04.2011 by Planetmountain

Shisha Pangma, the video of Ueli Steck

The video of Ueli Steck and his speed ascent of Shisha Pangma (8027m), Tibet

Ueli Steck, the climb up Shisha Pangma
21.04.2011 by Planetmountain

Ueli Steck, the climb up Shisha Pangma

Some details about Ueli Steck's recent speed ascent of Shisha Pangma.

Ueli Steck top speed solo on Shisha Pangma
18.04.2011 by Planetmountain

Ueli Steck top speed solo on Shisha Pangma

On 17/04/2011 Swissman Ueli Steck ascended Shisha Pangma (8027m), Tibet in record time.

Ueli Steck in the Himalaya
15.04.2011 by Planetmountain

Ueli Steck in the Himalaya

Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck is back in the Himalaya, at present in Shisha Pangma base camp, ready for an attempt up the South Face together with Don Bowie

Ginat route, les Droites, Ueli Steck solo video
21.04.2010 by Planetmountain

Ginat route, les Droites, Ueli Steck solo video

In January 2010 Ueli Steck soloed the Ginat route (ED,V, M4+, 85°, 1000m) up the North Face of Les Droites in 2:08. Check out the video and interview.

Ueli Steck ascends Gasherbrum II
15.07.2009 by Planetmountain

Ueli Steck ascends Gasherbrum II

On 9 July Ueli Steck from Switzerland reached the main summit of Gasherbrum II (8035m) along the normal route.

Piolet d'Or 2009, the winners
02.05.2009 by Planetmountain

Piolet d'Or 2009, the winners

Last Saturday the Piolets d'Or 2009 were assigned in Chamonix and a total of three awards were given in this 17th edition: Kazuya Hiraide and Kei Taniguchi from Japan for their ascent of Kamet (India); Fumitaka Ichimura, Yusuke Sato and Kazuki Amano from Japan for their new route on Kalanka (India); Ueli Steck and Simon Anthamatten from Switzerland for their new route up Tengkampoche (Nepal). Italian mountaineer Walter Bonatti received the first ever award in recognistion of his remarkable achievements. It is worth pointing out that Kei Taniguchi is the first woman to receive a Piolet.

Scotland winter climbing update
13.03.2009 by Planetmountain

Scotland winter climbing update

Andy Turner and Tony Stone have carried out the first winter ascent of Sassenach on Ben Nevis and Ueli Steck has repeated The Secret. Ian Parnell and Andy Turner then carry out the first ascent of Bruised Violet (VIII,7,8,8,8,7) on Beinn Eighe.

Piolet d'or 2009: the six candidates
12.03.2009 by Vincio Stefanello

Piolet d'or 2009: the six candidates

The 6 nominees for the 17th Piolet d'Or, scheduled for 25 April 2009: Dave Turner (USA) for his solo ascent on the East Face of Cerro Escudo (Torres del Paine, Chile), Simon Anthamatten and Ueli Steck (Switzerland) for their new route up the N Face of Tengkampoche (Nepal), Stéphane Benoist and Patrice Glairon Rappaz (France) for their new route up the South Face of Nuptse (Nepal). These are in the running with three Japanese teams: Kazuya Hiraide and Kei Taniguchi for their first ascent up the SE Face of Kamet (India), Fumitaka Ichimura, Yusuke Sato and Kazuki Amano for their ascent up the North Face of Kalanka (India) and, last but not least, Fumitaka Ichimura, Yusuke Sato and Katsutaka Yokoyama for the enchainment of two difficult routes on McKinley, Alaska.

Ueli Steck interview after Matterhorn solo in less than 2 hours
23.01.2009 by Planetmountain

Ueli Steck interview after Matterhorn solo in less than 2 hours

Interview with Ueli Steck from Switzerland after his 13 January speed climb of the Matterhorn in a record 1 hour 56 minutes via the Schmidt route.

Ueli Steck speed solo climb on Grandes Jorasses Colton Macintyre
07.01.2009 by Planetmountain

Ueli Steck speed solo climb on Grandes Jorasses Colton Macintyre

On 28 December 2008 Ueli Steck from Switzerland climbed the classic Colton - Macintyre route up the North Face of the Grandes Jorasses in in a mere 2 hours and 21 minutes, setting a new record for the wall and climbing all three great North Faces of the Alps in staggering times: Eiger, Matterhorn and Grandes Jorasses.

Tengkangpoche North Face first ascent by Steck and Anthamatten
01.05.2008 by Planetmountain.com

Tengkangpoche North Face first ascent by Steck and Anthamatten

Ueli Steck and Simon Anthamatten have made the first ascent of the N Face of Tengkangpoche (Teng Kang Poche) via their route Schachmatt (2000m, VI/85° ice, M7+/6 A0).

Ueli Steck speed record on Eiger Heckmair route
14.02.2008 by Planetmountain

Ueli Steck speed record on Eiger Heckmair route

Ueli Steck from Switzerland has set a new speed record on the Eiger North face, climbing the Heckmair Route in 2:47:33.

Ueli Steck races the Eiger North Face in 3 hours 54 minutes
13.03.2007 by Planetmountain

Ueli Steck races the Eiger North Face in 3 hours 54 minutes

On 21 February Ueli Steck from Switzerland climbed the North Face of the Eiger in a record time of 3.54.

Ueli Steck: first solo, repeat and winter ascent of The Young Spider on the North Face of the Eiger
03.02.2006 by PlanetMountain.com

Ueli Steck: first solo, repeat and winter ascent of The Young Spider on the North Face of the Eiger

Ueli Steck: first solo, repeat and winter ascent of The Young Spider on the North Face of the Eiger

Ueli Steck - absolute void
01.06.2005 by Christine Kopp

Ueli Steck - absolute void

Ueli Steck and his solo ascents of Cholatse and Tawoche in the Himalaya, in the words of Christine Kopp .

On-sights and redpoints
25.10.2004 by PloanetMountain.com

On-sights and redpoints

A brief resumè of hard ascents by Markus Bendler, Steve McClure, Gérôme Pouvreau, Martina Cufar, Tomàs Mrazek, Patxi Usobiaga, Ueli Steck and Ines Papert.

X-Files and The Empire strikes back see new repeats
06.03.2000 by Mnet

X-Files and The Empire strikes back see new repeats

Kim Csizmazia, Will Gadd and Ueli Steck repeat Haston classics in the cave high in Valsavarenche, Val di Cogne, Italy

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