Mountain Hardwear-Athlet Ueli Steck präsentiert zusammen mit Simone Moro das neue gemeinsame Everest Projekt NO2 Limits.
Ziel der beiden Bergsteiger ist es, die Route der Everest-Besteigung während der Akklimatisierung vor Ort festzulegen. Dabei verlassen sie sich auf wichtige Faktoren wie Körpergefühl und Wetterverhältnisse um die bestmögliche Route zu beschreiten.
Ueli Steck and Simone Moro Announce NO2 Limits Expedition 2013
We are a strong team this time: Mountain Hardwear athlete Ueli Steck (CH), Simone Moro (IT), and Jonathan Griffith (UK). Simone Moro is well known for his winter ascents of 8000 meter peaks, he has also summited Everest four times. Ueli Steck has climbed the three big North Faces of the Alps in winter (Matterhorn, Eiger and Grand Jorasses) in record time (7h 4min altogether). He also takes speed to the 8000 meter peaks: in 2011 he soloed the South Face of Shisha Pangma (8027m) in just 10.5 hours, and in 2012 he summited Everest without using bottled oxygen.
To tell this story there needs to be a third person, Jonathan Griffith, who will be the cameraman of the team. Jonathan is a great photographer and a strong alpinist. Living now in Chamonix, he’s done numerous ascents of the big hard routes in the Mount Blanc Massif as well as further abroad, and he will complete the team on the mountain.
The goal is to climb Everest (8848m), the highest mountain in the world. While the normal Everest route is fixed each year for numerous commercial expeditions, Simone and Ueli will find their own challenge. Their exact line will be decided while they acclimatize, and their decision will be based on conditions both on the mountain and within themselves. There are so many factors that dictate the optimal route, the team can only make the key decision of what to climb when on the mountain itself, gauging fitness, weather and snow conditions.
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