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Speed climbing tall mountains

posted by Jason Kottke   Apr 19, 2011

The first ascent of the north face of Eiger, a mountain in the Swiss Alps (13,025 feet tall), happened in 1938 and took three days. Watch as Ueli Steck climbs it in 2 hours, 47 minutes, and 33 seconds.

The whole thing is pretty much insane, but you’ll really want to start paying attention around the 2:15 mark. He’s running up that mountain! (via devour)

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