He speed soloed the Colton-Macintyre route on the Grandes Jorasses in a ridiculous 2 hours and 20 minutes. His record for the Eiger North Face is 2 hours and 47 minutes and his record for the North face of the Matterhorn is a mind bending 1 hour and 56 minutes. Less than 2 hours!
UKC contributor, professional photographer and all-round good bloke Jon Griffith puffed and panted his way up the Grandes Jorasses with Steck just a few days after the ascent. He captured some stunning photographs and also filmed Steck in action. Jon wasn't there on the day of the actual speed solo.
- You can find out more about Ueli's ascent of the Colton Macintyre in this full detailed account: Alpine Exposures
Watch the video:
UKC would like to thank Jon Griffith for this video.
Ueli Steck is sponsored by Petzl , Beal , Mountain Hardwear and Scarpa
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