'Swiss Machine' Ueli Steck killed on Mount Everest
In 2015, Steck decided to climb all 82 peaks in the Alps higher than 4000 metres travelling between mountains by foot, bike and paraglider only. He completed the feat in 62 days, helping cement his reputation as the “Swiss Machine.” Steck once said he ...
Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck killed near Mount Everest
Swiss climber Ueli Steck killed in climbing accident near Mount Everest
Everest to Kathmandu: Ueli Steck in pictures
Ueli Steck obituary
Ueli Steck, who has died aged 40, in an accident on Nuptse in the Himalayas, was one of the finest alpinists of his, or any, generation, and was a much richer character than was suggested by the tag he had been given by the media – the “Swiss machine”.
Family holds funeral for Swiss climber Ueli Steck in Nepal
FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2015 file photo Swiss climber Ueli Steck poses for a photo at the foot of a climbing wall in Wilderswil, Canton of Berne, Switzerland. Expedition organizers say famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed in a mountaineering ...
Famed 'Swiss Machine' climber Ueli Steck cremated in Mt Everest region
Mount Everest is so crowded this year, there is a risk of 'traffic jams'
KATHMANDU, Nepal — British mountaineer Tim Mosedale was descending Mount Everest's treacherous Khumbu Icefall after a recent acclimatization run when he came across a large group of inexperienced climbers struggling with their gear. One even had ...
Reinhold Messner Speaks on Ueli Steck's Death
On the other hand, traveling is easier now than it used to be, and it's more affordable. For a lot of people, it's become feasible to fly to the Himalayas. There are also far more sponsors in alpinism and mountain sports today, so there's more money ...
Tracks and treks the key to Swiss Alps
But not in Switzerland. Flashing our rail passes, we rode a series of gondolas down to Grindelwald, caught the train to Wilderswil and then the cog railway back up to Schynige Platte. We were welcomed by a pair of costumed gentlemen playing enormously ...
Switzerland: an exhilarating walk in the Swiss Alps
We were staying in Mürren, the car-free village canted on a ledge over the Lauterbrunnen Valley, and we had taken a tram along from the village to the cable car, ridden down to the station at Lauterbrunnen, and then taken another train down to ...
85-year-old dies attempting to set Mount Everest record as oldest climber
Min Bahadur Sherchan died at the base camp on Saturday evening but the cause of death was not immediately clear. May 7, 2017. Updated: May 7, 2017 12:00 AM. 0. shares. Twitter Facebook Google Plus Linkedin E-Mail Print later. 0. shares.
Switzerland's Most Beautiful Alpine Gardens
While a variety of flora graces Switzerland in the warmer months, some of the country's most beautiful blooms can be found high in the mountains. By the end of April, most skiers have left the slopes, replaced by walkers enjoying early blossoms. By ...
Switzerland shooting leaves three dead near Interlaken
Swiss gun ownership rates are the 3rd highest in the world - Highcharts Cloud Average number of firearms per 100 people Swiss gun ownership rates are the 3rd highest in the world Source: UNODC United States Yemen Switzerland Finland Serbia Cyprus ...
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