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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.
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.
A brief and by no means complete journey through the stories and the climbs of 2013, while waiting for new year.
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.
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.
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.
The video of Ueli Steck: great alpinism and his historic solo ascent of the South Face of Annapurna, Nepal, Himalaya.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interview with the American climber Emily Harrington who reached the top of Everest on 25 May 2012
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.
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.
A short video filmed by Jon Griffith about Ueli Steck explaining, and showing, his love for climbing.
The video of Ueli Steck and Jonathan Griffith on the Voie Lesueur, 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.
The video of Ueli Steck and his speed ascent of Shisha Pangma (8027m), Tibet
Some details about Ueli Steck's recent speed ascent of Shisha Pangma.
On 17/04/2011 Swissman Ueli Steck ascended Shisha Pangma (8027m), Tibet in record time.
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
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.
On 9 July Ueli Steck from Switzerland reached the main summit of Gasherbrum II (8035m) along the normal route.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 from Switzerland has set a new speed record on the Eiger North face, climbing the Heckmair Route in 2:47:33.
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
Ueli Steck and his solo ascents of Cholatse and Tawoche in the Himalaya, in the words of Christine Kopp .
A brief resumè of hard ascents by Markus Bendler, Steve McClure, Gérôme Pouvreau, Martina Cufar, Tomàs Mrazek, Patxi Usobiaga, Ueli Steck and Ines Papert.
Kim Csizmazia, Will Gadd and Ueli Steck repeat Haston classics in the cave high in Valsavarenche, Val di Cogne, Italy