28 May '17, 2pm

"When I climb, I feel free and unrestricted.” Ueli Steck: An Appreciation https://t.co/1PkOgcpD2B

The helicopter footage of the swiss machine cruising crampon step after ice ax placement up the final stretches of the Eiger are simply unreal. I love the lyricrs to Fadical Face’s Welcome Home that is the soundtrack for the 2008 video: “Sleep don’t visit, so I choke on sun, And the days blur into one, And the backs of my eyes hum with things I’ve never done, Sheets are swaying from an old clothesline, Like a row of captured ghosts over old dead grass, Was never much but we made the most, Welcome home” What a beautiful man and a beautiful life. Very sad news about Ueli. Training for my first 100 miler I got lost on the keyhole route on Long’s Peak at 1am and spent many hours shivering on very sketchy terrain. To me, ultras have always been about enjoying time out in the mountains and woods. The scenery is the inspiration, but I do like reading about Killian’s mountaineerin...

Full article: http://www.irunfar.com/2017/05/ueli-steck-an-appreciation...

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