Video: Ueli Steck – Mountaineering Legend

As I write this, we’re awaiting word from Shishapangma on the success of the Double8 mountaineering expedition, which is attempting to summit two 8000 meter peaks in 7 days. After being turned back on Shisha last week, the three man team has expanded to include Swiss climber Ueli Steck to help get them over the top. Why would they add Ueli to their squad at the last minute? Watch the video below to find out why he is known as the “Swiss Machine.” The 14-minute clip is an excellent profile of Ueli that will give you insights into what drives the man to do the things he does in the mountains.

Kraig Becker