Ueli Steck: My Life in Climb­ing


$22, moun­taineers­books.org

My Life in Climb­ing por­trays the life of one of alpin­ism’s most in­flu­en­tial heroes, Ueli Steck, who died on Nuptse in 2017. This in­sight­ful, per­sonal re­flec­tion high­lights events that shaped his life. The Eiger nord­wand speed record was re­claimed by Steck in 2015; that same year, he climbed all 82 4,000-me­ter Alps in 62 days, trav­el­ing by hu­man power. And his 2013 solo of An­na­purna’s south face ex­em­pli­fies cut­ting-edge alpin­ism. When faced with the last-minute de­ci­sion of whether or not to solo the route, he wrote, “I wanted to make the most of this beau­ti­ful day and go climb­ing, no mat­ter where and how high. I wanted to climb … and so I fol­lowed my heart.” Steck’s book is a hum­ble, ex­u­ber­ant mem­oir that will pre­serve his legacy.

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