Swiss hill climber remembered among the best best of his generation, setting many speed records and being named named Country wide Geographic’s 2015 Adventurer of the entire year. He perished while climbing the Hornbein path near Support Everest in Apr 2017. He was regarded a prodigy, reaching the UIAA’s ninth problems rating at only 17 yrs . old. He gained his second Piolet d’Or award by getting the very first climber ever to ascend Annapurna single. He’s survived by his wife Nicole Steck. He and Bradford Washburn both been successful in climbing the Mont Blanc massif.