/ Crap news from the Himalaya about Ueli Steck :( RIP

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jezb1 - on 30 Apr 2017
galpinos on 30 Apr 2017
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Just seen that on your Facebook page. Can't quite believe it......
bouldery bits - on 30 Apr 2017
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Terrible news. Thoughts to family and friends.
Tim Sparrow on 30 Apr 2017
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Stunned. So sad.
Adam Moroz - on 30 Apr 2017
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Awful news, another legend gone too soon.
Davidwi - on 30 Apr 2017
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Pretty awful news. It goes to show that Everest is a serious place to be. No amount of experience can guard against accidents.

Another legend to live and die by the sword.
olddirtydoggy - on 30 Apr 2017
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Can't believe it, he always had that appearance of invincibility. At that level is it often just a matter of time? So sad to see him go.
Lee Proctor - on 30 Apr 2017
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No no no this is terrible news Ueli Steck was my ultimate climbing hero - I just cant believe this
Alex Riley on 30 Apr 2017
In reply to Lee Proctor:

Rubbish news :/
The Ivanator - on 30 Apr 2017
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True legend. Deepest condolences to family and friends. Climbing has lost a very bright star.
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Greasy Prusiks on 30 Apr 2017
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An absolute legend.

RIP
Stefan Jacobsen - on 30 Apr 2017
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Sad! Thought he was invincible. His contributions to mountain climbing are immortal.
BarrySW19 on 30 Apr 2017
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Oh, crap. The guy was an absolute legend.
Neil Williams - on 30 Apr 2017
In reply to BarrySW19:

Sad news.

He took massive risks, though, and so had "got away with it" for a long time...
TeeBee on 30 Apr 2017
In reply to Neil Williams:

> He took massive risks, though, and so had "got away with it" for a long time…

A little soon for that, perhaps?

garycrocker - on 30 Apr 2017
In reply to Neil Williams:
I thought early indications are it was a slip on the Nuptse face near camp 2. No 'risks' being taken at the time as it were.
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eroica64 - on 30 Apr 2017
In reply to jezb1:

Horrid news. Inspirational guy who's done amazing things. Himalayan News report ( https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/swiss-machine-ueli-steck-killed-in-mt-everest-accident/ ) was gross - "The team has collected the scattered parts of the climber’s body." Could be a 'lost in translation' error.
eroica64 - on 30 Apr 2017
In reply to jezb1:

Brilliant Steck quote on BBC report ( http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39761904 ) ; ""Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
BarrySW19 on 30 Apr 2017
"The problem is, you don't know where the limit is until you go over it." - Ueli Steck

RIP
Neil Williams - on 30 Apr 2017
In reply to TeeBee:
> A little soon for that, perhaps?

I don't think anyone is in any doubt as to the huge risks he generally took - those risks (plus his impressive skill) were in a way what made him so impressive.
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