Ueli Steck and Kilian Jornet Climb The Eiger Together

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A few weeks back I posted an update from the Himalaya about two of the biggest stars in outdoor adventure coming together at last. Swiss climber Ueli Steck was in Nepal at the time to attempt to climb Nuptse, while Spanish mountain runner Kilian Jornet was there just enjoying some time in the big mountains. The duo met in Base Camp on Nuptse, leaving many of us to wonder what a team-up between these two great athletes would be like. Well, we no longer need to wonder.

Apparently, Ueli and Kilian hit it off well enough in the Himalaya that they were eager to meet up once again back home. This past Sunday, the two men climbed one of the most iconic mountains in all of Europe when they summited The Eiger together. They chose to go up the famous North Face along the Hackmair Route.

As you would expect, the two men went light and fast, although they weren’t out to break any records. For Ueli, it was his 38th time up The Eiger, but it was a first for Kilian. From car to summit, and back again required just 10 hours, although according to the Swiss climber, it was simply a fun day in the mountains.

Want to catch a glimpse of what it was like to be on The Eiger with Ueli and Kilian? Check out the video below.

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I spend all yesterday following this guy. Great day with Ueli Steck in Eiger.Suunto I Petzl
Posted by Kilian Jornet on Monday, November 9, 2015

Kraig Becker