Wenger Watch Ambassador Attempts Everest Climb
Thursday - 26 April 2012
The professional mountaineer has already climbed some of the world's most demanding mountain routes, including the Schmidt Route of the Matterhorn (4,477m in 1 hour, 56 minutes, 40 seconds), the Heckmair Route of the Eiger (3,970m in 2 hours, 47 minutes, 33 seconds) and the Mac Intyre Route of Grandes Jorasses (4,208m in 2 hours, 21 minutes, 28 seconds). In 2008 he became the first winner of the Eiger Award for achievements in mountaineering, and he has broken a number of world records.
Ueli Steck's latest expedition, Khumba Express II, is currently underway. He plans to scale the Cholatse Northface, the Tawoche Northface and the Ama Dablam Northface in the Everest Region, accompanied by his climbing partner, Freddie Wilkinson. Steck describes the feat as the "perfect challenge of modern mixed-climbing".