chronicles of a x-onearmed man
Time allways flyes, this is old knowledge. First I thought my upcoming
6 weeks with only one hand would be slow as all my old routines were
out of the question. All my climbingtrips were cancelled. And all my
gigs too (allmost...). How could I keep he spirit up with such a turn
London-Paris-Grenoble-Val Di Mello-Gothenburg: the running man odysée
It was time for a little tour: London-Paris-Grenoble (St Hilaire/Crolles)-Val Di Mello. But before that a little party at my house wich always includes bbq+loads of music.
tightly packed musicians at my tiny place in GBG
Piolet d'Or 2009
As a real celebration of worldwide mountaineering, the Piolets d'Or
undertakes to its defend fundamental values. This revitalised 17th
annual event will bring together mountaineers from all four corners of
the Earth in a veritable festival.
Expedition on Gasherbrum II
Burgdorf, June 2009
On Sunday we flew to Islamabad.
After long and careful considerations we have decided - despite the quite uncomfortable situation in the Swat Valley - to go to the Karakorum
and start our expedition to Gasherbrum II.
Just back from the United States where my wife Nicole and I could climb by beautiful and warm weather, we soon have to say "Goodbye to the summer"... We go back to winter and we have to get used to cold temperatures and snow.
Expedition Gasherbrum II - Base camp
On Saturday, June 20th (after a journey of nearly two weeks) we reached Gasherbrum base camp (5100m).
The formalities at the government in Islamabad were quickly settled.
Should the political situation in Pakistan get critical, we provided
also the visa for China. So we would be able to fly out from China - just in case.
Summit success for Ueli Steck at Gasherbrum II
Friday, July 3 2009 - Gasherbrum base camp:
It is running quite good here. From Tuesday until Wednesday I was
already for the second time at camp 2 at 6500 meters. Overnight. The
weather was pretty bad. Nicole, my wife, descended from camp 1 back to
Base Camp with two Pakistani.