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Old 19.11.2015, 22:42
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Ueli Steck does it again

Climbing the North Face of the Eiger was seen throughout the 20th century as one of the greatest mountaineering challenges. Many lost their lives trying both before and after the first successful climb in 1938.
Ascents took days sometimes weeks.
In 2008 a local chap from Interlaken, Ueli Steck, did something extraordinary: he free-climbed the North Face in 2hrs and 45mins.
In 2011 his time was bettered by another climber, Danni Arnold.
This week Ueli has gone one better and climbed it in under 2hrs 23mins.
A genuine Swiss hero, and possibly the greatest climber in the world.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfpYNr7es0Y
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Wow that is really amazig! Thanks for sharing this video! He truly is a great climber
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Old 20.11.2015, 09:26
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I can't decide whether he is a hero or a total nutter
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I can't decide whether he is a hero or a total nutter
Balls of Kryptonite I would say

To be fair to the early and sometimes deadly first attempts, they did forge the way, so Ueli didnt have to think to hard about the routes.
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Old 20.11.2015, 11:31
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An incredible athlete - between him and Kilian Journet they are changing the rules


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Balls of Kryptonite I would say

To be fair to the early and sometimes deadly first attempts, they did forge the way, so Ueli didnt have to think to hard about the routes.
The route is well bolted from top to bottom and even if he didn`t have time to use them it would be nice to know they are there. That reduces the psychological stress. A good days work though. I think Suunto paid him to do it. Alison Hargreaves did it six months pregnant. Mind you she puked a couple of times.
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and his heartrate never got over 165bpm!,

Mines higher than that just having a shit
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