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Ueli Steck in Yosemite to Attempt El Capís Speed Record

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Ueli is back in Yosemite National Park with the hope of breaking the speed record on El Capitan.

With climbing partner Alex Honnold, Ueli is eyeing the perfect line to beat the current record of 2 hours 37 minutes and 05 seconds set on October 8, 2009 by Hans Florine and Yuji Hirayama. The exact attempt date has not been announced, but they are feeling well trained and ready for the attempt. Hereís some eye candy of a recent training run:

Follow along with updates on Ueliís blog:

About Ueli Steck: Making a hat-trick of records, Swiss alpinist and Mountain Hardwear athlete Ueli Steck has claimed the fastest times for solo ascending the north faces of the Eiger (in Switzerland), les Grandes Jorasses (located between France and Italy) and the Matterhorn (between Italy and Switzerland). Ueli climbed on the Eiger and Grandes Jorasses during 2008 and on the Matterhorn in early 2009. Look for Speedtrilogy: Through the Three Big North Faces in the Alps, a Docmine film releasing in 2011. Jacqueline Schwerzmann is stage-director while Robert BŲsch is the director of photography on the mountain ensuring breathtaking images from the vantage point of a helicopter. Watch highlights of these amazing record breaking ascents here:

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Steck & Honnold..... Wowza what a duo. Wish I was there to watch.
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1 out of 5 stars 404 error on ueli steck's blog, and a link to the worst video I have ever seen.
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looks like they dropped the rope too close to those dudes and cut some guys off. smooth, record or not. Aww.. but whatever, feels good to be passed by some heroes!

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