21st Century Mountaineering

The topic of speed climbing is a hotly debated one. The New York Times wrote about it, and Hiking Lady readers had lots of opinions on my personal Facebook page. For those of you who aren’t familiar with speed climbing, there is a fantastic short video that features Ueli Steck, also known as the Swiss Machine.

Ueli became known globally for climbing the Eiger in under 3 hours. His mental discipline and physical training enable him to literally run up mountains…including some of the most formidable ones in the world.

Enjoy the clip below…you’ll be on the edge of your seat!

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