I Wish I Had the Balls to Risk My Life Like This Man

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.

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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 SpeedThanks Karl!]

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frankurd
Arggh! there goes a...snake a snake!

I'm no mountain climber but I'm wondering how he gets down. It seems to me that getting down would be a lot harder than climbing up.