Climb a peak, Paraglide off summit. And repeat

Swiss climber Ueli Steck is legendary for his feats of speed-alpinism. In this video, released yesterday, Steck takes things to the next level by solo climbing the Eiger, the Mönch and the Jungfrau in the Alps — all in a single day. To accomplish the feat, Steck uses a paraglider to descend each peak after reaching the summit in blistering fashion. We like how he kicks absolute butt (climbing) while also skidding to a near crash during a paraglider landing, and, during a break, sipping a beer on film. Take a look if you want some inspiration on many fronts. —Patrick Murphy

—GearJunkie interviewed Ueli Steck 2011.

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Patrick is a writer based in Boston with a penchant for life on two wheels and sleeping outside.


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