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This swiss bloke has attitude (if i don't take myself out of this game I will die"..!

Got to love his attitude & definitely not the norm here!

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_ne...l?cid=32576118

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Of the hundreds of climbers preparing to tackle Mount Everest this spring, all eyes are on “Swiss Machine” Ueli Steck and the route and style he chooses.
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Re: This swiss bloke has attitude (if i don't take myself out of this game I will die

He truly is an amazing guy, not only in mountaineering, but also as a climber. Doing free solo 8c... although he stopped doing that, realizing he would die one day because of it.
Anyway, I wonder why he is not doing more videos (with stuff like GoPro), that is how most people outside mountaineering/climbing actually know him. It doesn't have to be an epic stuff like Eiger north face, but still...
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He truly is an amazing guy, not only in mountaineering, but also as a climber. Doing free solo 8c... although he stopped doing that, realizing he would die one day because of it.
Anyway, I wonder why he is not doing more videos (with stuff like GoPro), that is how most people outside mountaineering/climbing actually know him. It doesn't have to be an epic stuff like Eiger north face, but still...
Amazing!
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Got to love his attitude & definitely not the norm here!
Not the norm here
I'd say not the norm anywhere!
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Re: This swiss bloke has attitude (if i don't take myself out of this game I will die

Steck is a true professional and his preparation is as meticulous as it can be. His multivision presentations for sure the best ones I've ever seen.
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Got to love his attitude & definitely not the norm here!

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/swiss_ne...l?cid=32576118

Where is it the norm? Just for the sake of clarification.
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Where is it the norm? Just for the sake of clarification.
In attitude, as I have said... ...rather than lazy, lethargic, etc.
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Re: This swiss bloke has attitude (if i don't take myself out of this game I will die

In order to climb this way succesfuly this guy must have trained with an extraordinary level of focus. His technique, developed over many years must be deeply ingrained in his mind. One misstake is the last misstake. He must also be very honest with himself and to have such an attitude is truly awe inspiring. It's not easy to be honest with ourselves, is it? Like most very successful people he probably has a very stable private life or at least one that does not interfere with his climbing.

I admire these types. And I hope that he stayes honest with himself and quits the dangerous climbs before he becomes too old.

Impressive man.

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In attitude, as I have said... ...rather than lazy, lethargic, etc.

Maybe I have misunderstood - are you saying that 'here' attitudes are lazy and lethargic, etc,.
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Old 30.04.2012, 19:22
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In attitude, as I have said... ...rather than lazy, lethargic, etc.
That'll be why there are so many obese people here then...
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Re: This swiss bloke has attitude (if i don't take myself out of this game I will die

It's just a game though, innit? All a bit vainglorious IMO.
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It's just a game though, innit? All a bit vainglorious IMO.
No actually. He probably needs to work really hard at getting a high media profile so his sponsors feel they are getting their money worth. They pay him so he can do the things he loves to do.
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No actually. He probably needs to work really hard at getting a high media profile so his sponsors feel they are getting their money worth. They pay him so he can do the things he loves to do.
I used to work at a sporting goods/climbing shop in the states (REI) one of my mates there was preparing, hoping for an Everest bid himself... ( I guess it would have been year 2000-2001? ) and he practically had to prostitute himself to sponsors to, as Tom rightly points out, get to do what he loves.


I don't know if he ever made it to Kathmandu, or the mountain.
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It's just a game though, innit? All a bit vainglorious IMO.
More or less so that the squads of middle aged bankers with 10,000 CHF racing bikes?
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