January 23, 2022

Swiss Machine’ Ueli Steck killed in Mt Everest accident

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By RAJAN POKHREL From The Himalayan Times

FIRST DEATH OF THE SEASON

KATHMANDU: Ueli Steck (41), popularly known as ‘Swiss Machine’ in the mountaineering world, was killed in an accident near Camp II on Mt Everest on Sunday morning, multiple sources at the base camp of the world’s highest peak confirmed.

A group of six rescuers discovered a body of the multiple-record holder mountaineer near the Nuptse Face of Mt Everest where he could have slipped and fell on the ice-covered slope. Fellow mountaineers had seen him climbing Mt Nuptse alone at around 4:30 am.

IMAGE: Ueli Steck seen practicing above Camp I on Mt Everest. Photo Courtsey: Ashish Sherchan

For more on this story go to: https://thehimalayantimes.com/nepal/swiss-machine-ueli-steck-killed-in-mt-everest-accident/

 

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