Ueli Steck

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Ueli Steck
Steck in 2012
Personal information
Full nameUeli Steck
Main disciplineMountaineering
Other disciplinesCarpentry
Born(1976-10-04)4 October 1976
Langnau im Emmental, Switzerland
Died30 April 2017(2017-04-30) (aged 40)
Nuptse, Nepal
Starting age17

Ueli Steck (4 October 1976 – 30 April 2017) was a Swiss rock climber and mountaineer. He won two Piolet d'Or, in 2009 and 2014. He was also famous for his speed records on the North Face trilogy in the Alps. He was born in Langnau im Emmental, Switzerland.

Awards[change | change source]

In 2008, Steck was the first recipient of the Eiger Award for his mountaineering achievements.[1]

Death[change | change source]

Steck died on 30 April 2017 after being killed in an avalanche in Mount Everest in Nuptse, Nepal, aged 40.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Another victor of the unwinnable". alpinist.com. 3 June 2008. Retrieved 12 June 2013.
  2. "'Swiss Machine' Ueli Steck killed in Mt Everest accident". thehimalayantimes.com. 30 April 2017. Retrieved 30 April 2017.

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