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#49706 - 04/30/17 06:22 AM Ueli Steck, Dead on Everest
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#49707 - 04/30/17 07:28 AM Re: Ueli Steck, Dead on Everest [Re: Snacking Bear]
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no real info on what happened. sad. he was quite the inspiration, but clearly played on the limit.
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#49708 - 04/30/17 09:26 AM Re: Ueli Steck, Dead on Everest [Re: Fishmonger]
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This article indicates that it was a brutal fall.

This one states that he sustained a fall in excess of 3,000 feet.
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#49709 - 04/30/17 10:40 AM Re: Ueli Steck, Dead on Everest [Re: Snacking Bear]
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Registered: 10/18/10
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Loc: San Diego
Sad news indeed. The guy an inspirational climber and also seemed like a genuinely nice guy.

http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2017/04/30/everest-2017-ueli-steck-dies-on-nuptse/


Roger Owen says:
April 30, 2017 at 6:11 am

He was the most charming man. Three of us met him on the Frendo Spur above Chamonix – we were out for an epic and he was out for a pre-lunch saunter. He caught us up and very politely asked if he could overtake us. He offered to take our photograph, (we insisted he was in it) and he shared out chocolate, chatted and departed. Not what I expected at all – real humility and interest in how we were getting on. Watching him “nip”, up the impossible crack system above us, was an education, and is such a wonderful memory. .

RIP Ueli.

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#49711 - 04/30/17 09:53 PM Re: Ueli Steck, Dead on Everest [Re: Snacking Bear]
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#49908 - 05/23/17 03:54 PM Re: Ueli Steck, Dead on Everest [Re: RenoFrank]
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Great video.

Just read this stirring obit. from The New Yorker, well written.

http://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/ueli-steck-and-a-fateful-return-to-everest
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#49955 - 05/29/17 10:21 AM Re: Ueli Steck, Dead on Everest [Re: Snacking Bear]
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Registered: 05/18/15
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Loc: Seattle
Will Gadd's memorial is really good:
http://willgadd.com/goodbye-ueli/

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