After 2 hours of walking and over 1,250m of ascent we made it up to the top of Mannlichen. From there we walked round to get a fantastic view of the North Face of the Eiger. The late Ueli Steck summited the mountain in 2hrs 22mins and 50 seconds in 2015 - a record that still stands today.
«Oltre una montagna, c'è sempre un'altra montagna.»
Ne "Il passo successivo", Steck riflette con straordinaria onestà intellettuale sulle ragioni profonde che lo hanno portato a tentare avventure quasi impossibili. Narra le sensazioni che hanno seguito il suo successo: euforia, senso di vuoto, di solitudine, di paura a posteriori. Emozioni che però ha sempre superato per andare incontro a nuove sfide. Scoprite la sua storia... #uelisteck#karinsteinbach#ilpassosuccessivo#corbaccio#consiglidilettura#lettureestive
Every time I walk past this and and see the hand scribbled 2017 it makes me sad; it makes me think and it makes me feel lucky to still be here doing what we do. I also think about Ueli's family and their loss. Basically I am still sad, though grateful for what he gave us...alpinism #mountaineering#climbing#uelisteck
One year of hard work out came to a final big BANG! Ladies and gentleman: We can if we want.
Now, barrel still smoking, I start preparation for my first 100k. And you might get a little dose of the preparation
I would like to adress a huge thank you to all who made Eiger Ultra 2017 happen, the race is organised so perfect that it makes the run...well perfect! Every last person I met was awesome, the checkpoints even if crowded, always ready for everything! Never the less I would like to add something here, that kind of touched me and made me sad:
Dear @eigerultratrail the way you mentioned Ueli Steck was sad to many of us, I would have imagined a minute of silence and a few more words to and about Ueli who inspired and still inspires so many of us to fight, to push harder, to live your dream to follow your heart, to promote respect and love to the mountains, The Ueli Steck memorial corner could have been a tiny bit more, even though Ueli was a very decent man. Please dont take this as pointing fingers, just as an important sidenote to an absolutely incredible weekend!
Picture by @energylabb , Senior Mountaingoat
In time for the briefing the clouds over #Eiger cleared for a bit. I'm really sad Ueli Steck passed earlier this year and we aren't able to hear about his climbs on the mountain. Look up the movie about his speed record if interested in climbing. #themountainsarecallingandimustgo