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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Kilian Jornet climbed Everest twice, but did he set a speed record?

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15/06/2017

The 29-year-old Catalan mountain runner has just returned from Everest, where he was plagued by surprise 60kph winds and an upset stomach. Despite this, he raced to the summit twice within a week, hoping to set a speed record without using fixed ropes or oxygen. Sarah Stirling interviews to find out how he got on and what his Bob Graham Round plans are.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Legendary mountaineer Ueli Steck killed in the Himalaya: tributes

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02/05/2017

Ueli Steck was killed in the Himalaya last weekend. The 40-year-old was near Camp 1, on the way up Nuptse when he fell into the Western Cwm. He was climbing solo, acclimatising for an ambitious new route that he planned to try, combining Everest with Lhotse. We celebrate an extraordinary life, complete with videos and climbers' tributes.
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Eiger North Face attempt: Jerry’s Insulin Challenge 2015

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07/04/2015

Well-known alpinist Jerry Gore is teaming up with BMC Ambassador Calum Muskett to make a speed ascent of the Eiger North Face this spring. Aiming for between 6 to 8 hours instead of the usual 2 days, their attempt will take place between 20 April and 3 May 2015 and will raise money to help young diabetics in the Philippines.
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Jury trial: Catherine Destivelle at the Piolets d’Or

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11/03/2014

As the world’s most famous woman alpinist during the 1990s, Catherine Destivelle learned all about the highs and lows at the top of her sport. Now she’s on the jury of the Piolets d’Or it seems not much has changed. She talks to Ed Douglas about the pressures of stardom, her plans for the future – and Ueli Steck.
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Nominations for the 2014 Piolets d'Or

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28/02/2014

The 2014 Piolets d'Or will take place in Chamonix and Courmayeur from March 26-29, and this year's jury has just announced its nominations for the awards.
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INTERNATIONAL

Ueli Steck: unleashed in Scotland

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28/02/2014

Last week, Swiss super-alpinist Ueli Steck flew into Scotland for an under-the-radar mixed climbing hit with British alpinist and photographer Jon Griffith. Sarah Stirling tracked him down to find out just what he thought of our Scottish winter climbing, whether he’ll be back and what he’s got planned next.
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Ueli Steck's historic ascent of Annapurna

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15/10/2013

In one of the most audacious, yet perfectly executed, climbs in recent years, Ueli Steck has soloed a new route on the south face of Annapurna.
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Rapid "marathon" times for Steck and Schäli and in the Alps

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03/09/2013

This August Ueli Steck made a remarkably fast traverse of Mont Blanc, from valley to valley via the Peuterey Integral, while over in the Bernese Oberland David Hefti and Roger Schäli made the first one-day ascent of the so-called Jungfrau Marathon.
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SUMMIT MAGAZINE

Living fast: what's next for Kilian, Ueli and Alex?

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29/07/2013

Kilian Jornet, Ueli Steck and Alex Honnold: a trail runner, an alpinist and a rock climber. All at the very top of their game - climbing mountains fast without ropes - but what are their next challenges? Sarah Stirling catches up with them to find out.
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Everest fight: the Sherpa side of the story

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26/06/2013

As Everest drops out of the headlines for another year, expedition organisers are taking stock following the widely reported confrontation between Western climbers and Sherpas at Camp 2. In this exclusive interview, veteran outfitter Russell Brice tells Ed Douglas about how the incident impacted on the Sherpa community – and why they really feel aggrieved.
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