We have just received the sad news that Ueli Steck had a fatal accident on Mount Everest. Ueli planned a record on Mount Everest, where he wanted to climb two peaks in a row. He had a fatal accident on a reconnaissance tour today.
Ueli Steck's planned tour was ambitious, as we knew it from "The Swiss Machine". His goal was to climb Mount Everest and Lhotse within 48 hours. Ueli Steck wanted to climb Everest via the steep gorge called Hornbein-Couloir. This line was last chosen by a Swiss expedition around 60 years ago.
In preparation accident
Unfortunately, the planned inspection did not take place. Ueli had an accident on today's exploration tour near base camp II. Rescue workers found the body of the 40-year-old near Mount Nuptse, southwest of Mount Everest.
The short report on SRF about Ueli Steck
Credits: Picture Ueli Steck