Sunday, April 30, 2017

Famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck killed near Mount Everest



I have much respect for mountain climbers and their determination.  This is really sad news.
UK Telegraph reports famed Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed on Sunday in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organizers said.

Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks said Steck was killed at Camp 1 of Mount Nuptse. His body has been recovered from the site and taken to Lukla, where the only airport in the Mount Everest area is located.

It was not clear how Steck died but he was planning to climb 8,850 metre (29,035ft) Mount Everest and nearby Mount Lhotse next month.

He was the first casualty in the spring mountaineering season in Nepal that began in March and will end in May.

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