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Steck Solos Eiger in Under 4 Hours
Submitted By: John McNamee on Mar 12, 2007

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SwitzerlandÂ’s Ueli Steck soloed the 1938 route on the North Face of the Eiger in 3 hours 54 minutes. Steck climbed the 6,000-vertical-foot route over two days in mid-February with a partner, and then returned three days later to solo it. He self-belayed a few pitches with a 15-meter loop of rope tied through an anchor and then pulled up after the crux, but otherwise free-soloed.

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By Joseph Crotty
From: Broomfield, CO
Mar 13, 2007
Alpinist has good historical tid bits here along with the milestone speed solo ascent.
By montanaclimber
Mar 31, 2007
Cheers to Ueli!

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