An oldie but a goodie. Ueli Steck, aka “The Swiss Machine” has been at the summit of mountaineering for years, and this is one of his most impressive feats. Steck broke the record for the quickest ascent of the north face of Grandes Jorasses in Chamonix in 2008. Beautiful scenery, incredible photography and one hell of a climb—one you certainly won’t want to miss.

-Mitch

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Mitch Lex

Mitch grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona where he fell in love with kayaking, backpacking and just about everything else there is to do outside. Since moving to the Midwest, Mitch has continued to explore trails and rivers throughout the country. His greatest adventures include roaming with grizzlies and caribou on a NOLS course in Canada's Yukon Territory, swimming with dolphins while studying abroad in New Zealand, and guiding backpacking trips in southwestern Colorado and Utah. He sees the outdoors as a place where you can discover what is truly important in life while exploring a little bit about oneself along the way. Contrary to popular demand, he enjoys dried pineapple and Reese's pieces over M&M's and raisins in his trail mix any day of the week. Sorry GORP.

One Response

  1. Jon Maiden

    Ueli Steck is my climbing inspiration! Whenever I think it’s tough going ascending a mountain, I think of Ueli running up it without stopping for breath! Whenever my vertigo begins to bit, I think of Ueli climbing sheer walls of rock without ropes! The man is a mountain machine.