VIDEO: Les Droites - Ueli Steck Speed Solo

by Jack Geldard - Consulting Editor Apr/2010
This article has been read 10,144 times
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

Forums ( Read more )

Staff Picks

Nov 2012

thumb In this article and in the next one coming early next week, professional mountain photographer Jon Griffith of Alpine Exposures... Read more

What's Hot Right Now

12 Sep 2017

thumb It's taking over hillsides and swamping crag access routes... and then there are the ticks. Bracken is hard to kill; so what... Read more

Top Spot: Climbing Destination

Oct 2013

thumb All in all, Dinas Mot offers a sublime Welsh mountain cragging experience; just far enough from the road, but not too far, with... Read more