Scarpa North America Blog

Ueli Steck speed soloing the Eiger

Apr. 7th 2011

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to speed solo an alpine face, this video of SCARPA team member Ueli Steck, who contributed to the design on SCARPA’s latest mountaineering, ice and mixed climbing boots, gives you some idea of what it’s like, high on the Eiger, ropeless, thousands of feet off the deck.

This video captures just amazing perspective on what it must feel like to be in that position What’s particularly poignant is how quickly Steck trusts his axe and crampon placements in this kind of mixed terrain. And no room for error here …

That’s really quite enough words … this video really says it all. Our hats are off …

This entry was posted in SCARPA in the field and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Post a comment or leave a trackback: Trackback URL.

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *

*
*

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>