VIDEO: Les Droites - Ueli Steck Speed Solo

by Jack Geldard - Consulting Editor Apr/2010
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Ueli Steck - the world's best alpinist or a climber on the edge of insanity? Who knows. What we do know is that he has speed-soloed some of the Alps' greatest North Faces in lightning quick times.

What takes many teams three days takes Ueli Steck less than 3 hours.

In this video by professional photographer and UKC Gear Reviewer Jon Griffith, we see Ueli in action speed soloing the classic 1000m ED1 route The Ginat on the North Face of the Droites, Chamonix.

Keep up to date with Jon on his website: alpineexposures.com

VIDEO: Ueli Steck Speed Soloing the Ginat on the Droites


Ueli Steck has various sponsors including Petzl, Scarpa, Julbo and Mountain Hardware

For more information on Ueli check his website: uelisteck.ch

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