Tuesday, November 23

Ueli Steck, The Swiss Machine

What can I say, Ueli Steck, the climbing machine from Switzerland.
In this video you can see him climb The Nose of El Capitan in the Yosemite Valley, California, USA.
Together with Alex Honnold he climbs The Nose in 4:40 and the following day they climbed it in 4:20.
In the 3th part of the video Ueli Steck breaks his own speed climbing record on the north face of the Eiger in Switzerland and sets a new time of 2 hours, 47 minutes and 33 seconds.
The whole film of the The Swiss Machine can be see at the Real Rock Tour.

The second video below shows Honnold and Steck doing the King Swing pendulum on the Nose of El Capitan. The climbers to the left are on the Jardine Traverse, which avoids the King Swing and is a popular variation. This video was made during a training climb a few days before there record attempt.


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