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. .