Ueli Stick, a highly experienced Swiss climber, died in a fall at Mount Nuptse
, a peak near Everest last week.
Ueli Steck, also known as "Swiss Machine," was killed Sunday in an accident on the Nuptse
peak, a mountain in the Khumbu region of the Mahalangur Himal, in the Nepalese Himalayas.
Mingma Sherpa of Seven Summit Treks said Steck was killed at Camp One of Mount Nuptse
His body was found at the bottom of Mount Nuptse
, about two miles from 29,000ft Everest.
Ueli Steck, 40, died after falling to the foot of Mount Nuptse
, a smaller peak in the area, said Mingma Sherpa of the Seven Summits Treks company that organised Steck's expedition.
He always loved mountaineering and, with another SAS climber, Bronco Lane, joined an expedition to Nuptse
, Everest's near neighbour in 1975, which ended in tragedy when four men died.
Kenton and Sherpa Dorje Gylgen were midway through their world-first six-day summiting of Himlayan giants Nuptse
, Everest and Lhotse.
All the time you are surrounded by the rocky peaks of Nuptse
, Lhotse, Amadablam and of course Everest.
Outdoors-inspired slippers The North Face's Nuptse
Tent Mule III.
It gets surprisingly hot in the bowl between the three mountains that include Lhotse (28,000 feet) and Nuptse
His group is providing local logistics for three expeditions on Mount Everest and four teams to Lhotse and Nuptse
peaks in the same region.
It was so cold that both my aluminium water bottles were frozen solid but to look across the monstrous-snow capped peaks of Everest, Nuptse
, Pumori and the Khumbu glacier was a breathtaking experience," said Steve.