Just a few days ago, the Swiss climber Uerli Steck managed to do the impossible. He climbed one of the most dangerous mountains in the world, the mountain Eiger in Switcherland in just one hour and 22 minutes.
This mountain is one of the most dangerous places in the world, a very difficult challenge for climbers around the world. Nine people have lost their life while trying to reach the top of Eiger mountain, five of them in 1936, two in 2000 and in 2009 two more climbers froze to death. In German, the word Eiger means ”ogre” and they are definitely not joking about this.
Ueli Steck, waited patiently for the perfect weather conditions in order to do this extremely dangerous task.
Apparently he was right. He managed to climb so quickly that he beat his own record from 2008. He also beat Dani Arnold’s 2011 record by about five minutes. The Heckmair Route that Steck took is a classic, yet terrifying route, along the Eiger’s north face for a total of 5,500 feet.
Steck is a very well experienced athlete, motivated and knows his limits. This is what makes him such a good climber.
On November 8, Steck and his fellow climber Kilian Jornet did a full Eiger ascent.They started out running and speed-hiking from the Grindelwald base and finished in 10 hours roundtrip.
Just a simple workout routine for two!!!