Swiss climber Ueli Steck is one of my personal superheroes. Watch this video of him beating a climb speed record on the Eiger—a 13,025-foot mountain in the Bernese Alps—to understand why.

Heck, just watch it because it's bloody amazing. Make sure to do it at 720p in full screen. The cinematography is crisper than a bag of Doritos.. [Ueli Steck and Himalaya Speed—Thanks Karl!]