Swiss rock climber and mountaineer Ueli Steck soloed Annapurna's South Face in early October. Steck describes the achievement of his ascent, which he has considered to be a long term project.


There is no question that Ueli Steck is a brilliant climber but I see no proof that he completed the South Face and reached the summit of Annapurna I. Please tell me where is the proof? How can he claim the summit without proof.

Stepan - 11/25/2014 6:49:56

He lost his camera in a snow slide that almost wiped him off the he couldn't take a summit shot, apparently.

Jamie S. - 11/20/2014 5:41:33

An incredible feat but to me the greatest accent was the Polish line on K2 done in 1986 by Jerzy Kukuczka and Tadeusz Piotrowski. Reinhold Messner called it a suicidal route and no one has repeated their achievement. "The route is so avalanche-prone, that no one else has ever considered a new attempt."

Bryant - 05/09/2014 12:46:26

Still not sure who to believe on this ?

Andy Roberts - 03/29/2014 4:57:21

this is beyond messner's solo of everest?? This face was first climbed in 1970, it's been climbed in every style imaginable, and sure the route that steck climbed was more technically difficult than messner's north face of everest route, but it was the unknown factor that made Messner's climb the greatest of all time.

Matt - 02/06/2014 9:24:37

The video doesn't show him "Watch Ueli Steck's Ascent of Annapurna's South Face". the video doesn't show him climbing to the summit. Not even close.

dan - 12/18/2013 8:56:36

No summit photo?

dan - 12/18/2013 8:53:28

Epic. The Michael Jordan of climbing

Shel Talor - 12/06/2013 7:20:13

certain one of the greatest achievements in the history of alpinism

Andre De Baeremaecker - 12/03/2013 11:07:32

Annapurna South Face Solo No O2 In 28 Hours!! Absolutely Legendary. Perhaps the most epic climb any of us has or ever will witness. Congrats Ueli.

ColoradoCastle - 10/26/2013 11:00:34

Well done Ueli.

Deano - 10/17/2013 4:51:30

A climb that won't be repeated any time soon. If ever again. Unbelievable. Sweet climb Ueli!

Dan Ralston - 10/17/2013 9:17:21

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