Ueli Steck

Ueli Steck

Biography: Ueli Steck was born in 1976 and is today considered one of the world’s best extreme climbers, and the single most successful climber ever from Switzerland. At only age 17, he mastered the highest rating of difficulty in climbing (9th level in UIAA), while his most spectacular achievement to date is the ascent in record time of each of the three most difficult north faces of the Alps. In 2008, Steck received the Eiger Award for his mountaineering achievements, and he has been awarded the Piolet d’Or, the “Oscar of Mountaineering,” twice, in 2009 and again in 2014 for his first solo ascent of Annapurna. Ueli is a carpenter by training and lives in the Bern region with his wife Nicole [or a girlfriend?! TBD]. He speaks German, French, Italian, and English and also enjoys paragliding, terrain runs, and competing in marathons. • Hometown: Bern, Switzerland • Website/Blogs: www.uelisteck.ch https://www.facebook.com/ueli.steck/ • Published books: Solo (published in German, 2008). Speed (published in German, 2010; licensed in France, Italy, Spain). 8000+ (published in German, 2012; licensed in France, Italy). • Of special note: When Ueli first broke the speed record of the Eiger’s North Face, doctors doing a post-climb physical declared him out of shape! (see 2011 Climbing.com article)

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