/ NEWS: Everest 2012 - Success for Steck but Sadness Elsewhere
Deaths and summits on the world's highest peak - and it's not over yet
Swiss mountaineer Ueli Steck recently took advantage of a short weather window to summit Everest without oxygen, but other climbers have lost their lives on the mountain.
Read more at http://www.ukclimbing.com/news/item.php?id=67141
Wishing a safe return and success on the 6th return to the summit, if the conditions justify, to guide David Hamilton.
Thinking of you, mate.
I've found it interesting, following many of the reports, that the ONE climber on the mountain who is probably of capable of climbing it all by himself, is the one climber who constantly mentions that he is not alone, that he has a Sherpa with him, Tensing, whom he regularly names, like a partner - not staff to thank in retrospect, whose names show up only in stats tables.
Seems Steck really is a great climber.
It's certainly not mountaineering!
> Seems Steck really is a great climber.
Was there ever a doubt ?
> Was there ever a doubt ?
Do you know him? I don't. But something like this says something about him as a person, not just someone who is good at going up hills. Plenty of 'great' climbers have been arseholes as people. Right now the web is full of people proclaiming their conquests, conveniently omitting the names, or even presence, of the locals who carried all their stuff.
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