Video: Himalayan Speed Training With Ueli Steck

There is no question that Ueli Steck is amongst the best mountaineers on the planet, in no small part because of how he prepares for his big climbs. The video below gives us a glimpse of that preparation for an expedition in the Himalaya. The video was just posted by Mountain Hardwear last week but the footage was shot a few years back prior to Ueli’s showdown with the Sherpas this past spring. That encounter has reportedly turned him off from returning to the Himalaya anytime soon, but from this clip it is clear that he loves Nepal and the big mountains there. Something tells me Ueli isn’t finished with the Himalaya just yet, but for now we’ll have to settle for these images of him in the Khumbu Valley.

Kraig Becker