It's Christmas Eve eve, and whilst you guys are home nice and cosy in front of the fire, the guys in the todays top 3 are probably out on the side of a very cold mountain or in a freezer, getting themselves ready for their next expedition. This guys and girls are pretty hard...
3) Ines Papert on Linkhu Chuli. Whilst most of you had the idea that there were no unclimbed peaks left in the Himalayas, Ines Papert had other ideas. The former world ice climbing champion summited alone, take a bow Ines...
Footage courtesy of http://www.hans-hornberger.com/
2) Kilian Journet breaks the speed record on the Matterhorn, climbing the mountain in 2hrs 52, return from Cervinia. This is an AD alpine route which takes in 2500m of elevation. It's not "hard" but this is re-writing the rules as much as any first ascent in the Himalayas.
Footage courtesy of: Martin Mikloš http://www.youtube.com/user/basamaM?feature=watch
1) But of course number one has to be the Swiss machine himself Ueli Steck for his 28 hour solo brand spanking new route on the South Face of Annapurna. We caught up the man himself.
To watch the full interviews go to:http://www.epictv.com/search?as_q=Ueli%20Steck
Top 3 Alpine Routes of 2013 | EpicTV Climbing Daily, Ep. 191
Climbing Daily - The freshest news in bouldering, sport climbing and alpinism presented by Matt Groom. Matt is a climber, mountaineer and long-term admirer of Jimmy Webb's beard. Based in Chamonix, France, he'll be bringing you all the latest from the world of climbing.
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