Ueli Steck

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Birthday
4, 1976
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Apr 30, 2017 (40)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
4, 1976
Birthplace
Switzerland
Death Date
Apr 30, 2017 (40)

About

Swiss mountain climber remembered as one of the best best of his generation, setting numerous speed records and being named named National Geographic's 2015 Adventurer of the Year. He perished while climbing the Hornbein route near Mount Everest in April 2017. 

Before Fame

He was considered a prodigy, achieving the UIAA's ninth difficulty rating at just 17 years old. 

Trivia

He won his second Piolet d'Or award by becoming the first climber ever to ascend Annapurna solo. 

Family Life

He is survived by his wife Nicole Steck. 

Associated With

He and Bradford Washburn both succeeded in climbing the Mont Blanc massif. 

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