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Ueli Steck dead . . .

Macciza
30-Apr-2017
5:00:02 PM
Ueli Steck has died, whilst acclimatising for Everest-Lhotse climb . . .
http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2017/04/30/everest-2017-ueli-steck-dies-on-nuptse/

phillipivan
30-Apr-2017
5:11:30 PM
Shit.

What an incredible amount he achieved.

Sabu
30-Apr-2017
9:09:12 PM
Absolutely gutted.
dan_b
1-May-2017
6:35:04 AM
Terrible news.
Even though what he did and I do are beyond worlds apart, he has always been an inspiration to me.
Very sad day.
johnk
1-May-2017
3:44:25 PM
This is extremely sad, and a total surprise. If it can happen to Ueli Steck, then it can happen to absolutely anyone climbing/mountaineering.

Reminds me of a quote that was pinned in Plateau Hut at Grand Plateau:

“Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are nought without prudence, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think what may be the end.” Edward Whymper

RIP Ueli Steck.

Epic Steve
1-May-2017
8:13:40 PM
Hey, that's my print out that I attached to the wall in Plateau Hut (for obvious reasons as Mt Cook has killed ALOT of people over the past 100 years!!!) the last time I climbed Mt Cook (2010 I think???)... always have a copy of it on my wall at home and find it is a good mantra to live by... risk is great, but needs to be kept in check.

Another one is:

" There are OLD mountaineers, and there are BOLD mountaineers....
But there aren't many OLD BOLD mountaineers!!! "

Climb safe everyone and rest in peace up there Ueli...!!! Will miss reading about your amazing adventures!!! R.I.P The Swiss Machine
lukef
1-May-2017
8:14:55 PM
Steck, what an inspiration! The amount of climbing he did in a year, exposure to unavoidable risks soloing in the mountains, would rival a lifetime of most climbers, I guess maybe not so surprising, but really shocking and sad :'(

Sabu
2-May-2017
8:55:15 AM
Will Gadd's eulogy on facebook is worth a read. Gives a glimpse of the man behind the machine.

On 1/05/2017 johnk wrote:
>This is extremely sad, and a total surprise. If it can happen to Ueli Steck,
>then it can happen to absolutely anyone climbing/mountaineering.

I had the same thoughts, feels like a very sobering reminder.
One Day Hero
2-May-2017
12:38:55 PM
On 1/05/2017 johnk wrote:
>This is extremely sad, and a total surprise. If it can happen to Ueli Steck,
>then it can happen to absolutely anyone climbing/mountaineering.

A total surprise? Really?

It's sad, Ueli came across as a super nice bloke. Get real though, if you think having world class fitness and skills allows you to do super risky stuff without any risk, you don't actually understand how the whole risk thing works.
jdb
2-May-2017
4:47:39 PM
I'd like to think that Alex Honnold might reflect on this.

In the end, it is a numbers game.....

Eduardo Slabofvic
2-May-2017
5:01:15 PM
On 2/05/2017 jdb wrote:
>I'd like to think that Alex Honnold might reflect on this.
>
>In the end, it is a numbers game.....

yeah. Who remembers Jimmy Jewel?
widewetandslippery
2-May-2017
5:14:42 PM
to quote Stevie Haston today the Axe tomorrow the chop. And Jimmys quote all you need is chalk and balls

Miguel75
2-May-2017
10:35:56 PM
On 2/05/2017 widewetandslippery wrote:
>to quote Stevie Haston today the Axe tomorrow the chop. And Jimmys quote
>all you need is chalk and balls

I'm not a big fan of those chalk balls, I prefer it loose in my chalk bag;)

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