Ueli Steck back in the mountains - Up-Climbing

Ueli Steck back in the mountains

 
Last January 19, Ueli Steck has solo climbed Ginat route  on the  Droites  North wall (ED: V M4+ 85°, 1000m), in 2h 8′.“
"After a two month break I started again to train properly. My motivation was increasing, even if I still have  problems with my frozen feet." – writes Ueli on his website. – "A trip to Chamonix gave me the idea to solo climb the Droite’s North Face. A big wall, but nevertheless,  very safe to climb even soloing."
"I was faster than Christophe Profit but this is secondary. I look forward again on climbing and mountaineering. I must admit that after 2 hours 8 minutes I was still pretty tired."

 "For me it was not crucial to establish a record. I just wanted to climb, experience the experience. It is still impressive, be alone in a 1000 meter wall to climb. And I wanted to test where I stand, how fit I am. The ascent of  Ginat is for me a motivational boost."
 
(Years ago French climber  Cristophe Profit made the same ascent in 2h 30′.)  
 


Source: ueli Steck

 

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