Video: Ueli Steck Sets New Speed Record on the Eiger

Earlier in the week I wore about Ueli Steck’s new speed record on the Eiger. On November 16, he managed to climb the mountain in 2 hours, 22 minutes, and 50 seconds, shaving five minutes off the previous record held by Dani Arnold. In this video, we not only get to hear Ueli talk about this new record, we also get to see him climbing along the famous Heckmair Route. As usual, he makes the climb look almost effortless, and when he talks about his accomplishment he is quite humble too. Watching the video will help you understand how he earned the nickname β€œThe Swiss Machine,” as he moves with such speed and grace on one of the most iconic mountains in the world.

Kraig Becker