Ueli Steck

Ueli Steck

My Life in Climbing

Book - 2018
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In 2016, Ueli established a new speed record on Eiger's North Face beating his own record. That same year he climbed all 82 four-thousand-meter peaks in the Alps within 62 days (traveling between the peaks by bicycle), and summited Annapurna's south face in 28 hours. But the dramatic events of the previous two years, the internationally reported conflict with Sherpas at Mount Everest, and the discovery of Alex Lowe's body on Shishapangma changed him and made him rethink his approach to the mountains. After withdrawing from the sport for a period, Ueli rediscovered his love of climbing, and in this memoir he explains how his perspective changed. While his drive to achieve in the mountains hadn t diminished, an evaluation of his experiences helped him find a new way to process the emotional and mental challenges that shaped his athletic outlook. Structured around key climbs, Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing provides the history of each mountain and route, Ueli's reasons for attempting it, what happened on each climb itself, and what he learned from the experience. It also includes some fascinating insights into his training regimen.
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Mountaineers Books, [2018].
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781680511321
Characteristics: 214 pages ; 22 cm.
Alternative Title: My life in climbing


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Jun 27, 2018

I've read a bunch of mountaineering/mountain climbing books, but didn't enjoy this one. I suspect because what was written was NOT meant to be made into a book (just notes). I found it too detailed since I don't climb nor have been to places described. And there are NO photos or sketches describing his climbs. Recommend for climbing enthusiasts who want the minutiae.


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