Swiss climber and Suunto ambassador Ueli Steck has completed a solo 28-hour round-trip of the South Face of Annapurna, an 8,091-metre peak in the Himalayas.
Known as one of the most dangerous mountains in the world to climb, Steck's 28-hour record has been described by Suunto as "more than astonishing". The last attempt to climb this particular route was made by Jean-Christophe Lafaille and Pierre Beghin in 1992, but Beghin sadly died during the attempt.
Jon Griffith of Alpine Exposures wrote: "It's an ascent that pretty much baffles the mind. But it's an ascent [Steck] puts down to being 'lucky', 'sometimes you've just got to get lucky in the mountains.'"
Steck wears a Suunto Ambit2 Silver for both mountaineering and training. "It's got everything I need in one package, whether I'm on an expedition in the Himalayas or on a hard one-day ascent in the Alps," he says.
The watch has a glass fibre reinforced case and a battery life of 16/50 hours. It has integrated GPS with functions including navigation, speed, heart rate, altitude, weather conditions, as well as additional features for running, biking and swimming. Thousands of Suunto Apps are available to add new personalised features to the watch.