Ueli Steck: My Life in Climbing
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.