Personal Info of Ueli Steck

Name
Ueli Steck
Date of birth
04 October 1976
Place of residence
Ringgenberg, Bern Switzerland
Aktiv
Since age of 18
Marital status
Married with Nicole
Languages
German, French, English, Italian
Profession
Carpenter
Hobbies
paragliding, frequently competing Marathons, terrainruns

 

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Key-Facts

  • Most successful single climber of Switzerland
  • 2014 Piolet d’Or
  • 2013 ascent of the south wall of Annapurna
  • 2012 ascent of Mount Everest (without oxygen)
  • 2009 ascent of his first eight-thousander, the Gasherbrum II in Pakistan (8035m)
  • With 18 years old, Ueli Steck was climbing for the first time the north face of the Eiger (German: Eigernordwand)
  • Successful book author
  • Enthusiastic contributor of giving his own successful expeditions
  • Developer of new technics, material and trainings methodology
  • Competitive sportsman beyond commercial sports

 

Achievements

  • 2005 solo ascension of the north wall Cholatse (6440m) and the east wall of Tawoche (6505)m
  • 2007 Eiger Speed ascent in 3 hours 54 minutes
  • 2008 New Eiger Speed record in 2 hours 47 minutes
  • 2008 Speed record Grandes Jorasses in 2 hours 21 minutes
  • 2009 Speed record Matterhorn 1 hour 56 minutes
  • 2009 award „Piolets d’Or“
  • 2009 „Golden Gate“ Route at El Capitain/USA
  • 2009 Ascension of Gasherbrum II (8035m) in Karakorum  mountain range of Pakistan
  • 2009 Expedition to Makalu/Nepal
  • 2010 Free Rider El Capitain/USA
  • 2011 Sisha Pangma south wall
  • 2011 Cho Oyu
  • 2012 Mount Everest
  • 2013 Annapurna
  • 2014 Piolet d’Or
  • 2015 Alpine crossing 82 summits

 

Future Goals and challenges

Short-term:

  • Publishing of the third book 2016
  • Planning of a next expediton in Himalaya
  • Diverse first ascent of further eight-thousander


Long-term:

  • To convey his knowledge to the public and the alpinists
  • To practise further interesting expeditions
  • Further development of his brand „Ueli Steck“

 

 

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