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.


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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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.