2013 Ascent ‘One Of Boldest Himalayan Climbs In History’ (video has details)

Among the top achievements in climbing last year, this video from Mountain Hardwear reveals some details on Ueli Steck’s ascent of Annapurna’s South Face. “Perfect conditions, perfect weather — it was exactly the right moment,” he says about the 28-hour solo climb.

The video also recounts a rough 2013 Steck had after a major confrontation on Mount Everest. Watch as he gets his “fire inside back” to climb the immense Himalayan face. —Stephen Regenold