Ueli Steck


Age: 40

Swiss mountain climber who was nicknamed "the Swiss Machine" for his rapid ascents of some of the world's most imposing peaks, who said in a video published on YouTube earlier in April 2017 that after scaling Nuptse he would follow part of a route up Everest pioneered by American mountaineers Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld in 1963, which had yet to be successfully repeated but who was then planning to traverse peaks from the world's highest mountain Everest to its fourth highest Lhotse after that transfer had been completed only once before.

Cause of Death: Killed in a climbing accident

Born: October 4, 1976

Died: April 30, 2017

Nuptse, Nepal