Eminent Rock Climber Ueli Steck met his death on April 30th 2017 while acclimatizing for an attempt of the dangerous Hornbein route on the West Ridge without enough oxygen. During a preliminary climb on Nuptse, near Everest, he fell into a crevasse at around 6,600m on Nuptse.
The great rock climber Ueli Steck, identified as the Swiss Machine got seriously injured in a 3,280 foot fall while preparing for a climb in Everest’s dangerous Hornbein route on West Ridge. His body was taken for an autopsy. At the age of forty, Steck had great accomplishments.
Ueli Steck was born on 4th October 1976 in Langnau im Emmental in Switzerland. His key discipline was mountaineering, he was also exceptional in Carpentry, and he was known for his speed and versatility.
He had won two Piolet d’Or awards in 2009 and 2014. At 17, he attained the 9th difficult rating in climbing. At 18, he climbed the North Face of the Tiger and the Bonatti Pillar in the Mont Blanc. He has over five unique awards for his alpinistic performances.
His death has been recorded as the first subject of the year’s mountaineering season in Nepal.