Ueli Steck

1976 - 2017

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Ueli Steck (Alemannic German: [ˈuεli ʃtɛk]; 4 October 1976 – 30 April 2017) was a Swiss rock climber and mountaineer. He was the first to climb Annapurna solo via its South Face, and set speed records on the North Face trilogy in the Alps. He won two Piolet d'Or awards, in 2009 and 2014. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ueli Steck has received more than 1,667,157 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Ueli Steck is the 32nd most popular mountaineer (up from 33rd in 2019), the 412th most popular biography from Switzerland (down from 371st in 2019) and the 4th most popular Swiss Mountaineer.

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Among mountaineers, Ueli Steck ranks 32 out of 44Before him are Ardito Desio, Erhard Loretan, Rob Hall, Krzysztof Wielicki, Verney Lovett Cameron, and Fanny Bullock Workman. After him are Apa Sherpa, Oh Eun-sun, Ang Rita, Bachendri Pal, Denis Urubko, and Edurne Pasaban.

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Among people born in 1976, Ueli Steck ranks 114Before him are Diego Tristán, Freddie Prinze Jr., Jonathan Brandis, Rigobert Song, Jennifer Capriati, and Rhona Mitra. After him are Marcelo Gallardo, Jang Hyuk, Damir Skomina, Giba, Jack Dorsey, and Abhishek Bachchan. Among people deceased in 2017, Ueli Steck ranks 327Before him are Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, Vyacheslav Ivanov, Fernando Birri, Vinod Khanna, Geoff Nicholls, and Santiago Vernazza. After him are Zoltan Sarosy, Anne-Marie Colchen, Armando Calderón Sol, Károly Makk, Abdur Rahman Biswas, and Paul G. Comba.

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In Switzerland

Among people born in Switzerland, Ueli Steck ranks 412 out of 749Before him are Giuseppe Lepori (1902), Thomas Erastus (1524), Anton Allemann (1936), Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, Prince of Venice (1972), Hans-Peter Tschudi (1913), and Hakan Yakin (1977). After him are Johann Amman (1707), Marc-Émile Ruchet (1853), Alain de Botton (1969), Leon Schlumpf (1925), Arnold Koller (1933), and Patrick Moraz (1948).

Among MOUNTAINEERS In Switzerland

Among mountaineers born in Switzerland, Ueli Steck ranks 4Before him are Horace Bénédict de Saussure (1740), Matthias Zurbriggen (1856), and Erhard Loretan (1959).