Ueli Steck, une «étoile tourmentée» s’est éteinte sous le Toit du Monde

A handout picture taken on April 18, 2017 and released on April 30, 2017 by the Nepalese association Classrooms in The Clouds Nepal shows Swiss climber Ueli Steck (R) and sherpa Tenjiing (L) posing in Lukla. Swiss climber Ueli Steck, one of the most feted mountaineers of his generation and famed for his speed ascents of iconic Alpine routes, died on Mount Everest on April 30, officials said. "Today morning, he had an accident on the Nuptse wall and died. It seems he slipped," Ang Tsering Sherpa, head of the Nepal Mountaineering Association, told AFP. / AFP PHOTO / CLASSROOMS IN THE CLOUDS NEPAL / - / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / CLASSROOMS IN THE CLOUDS NEPAL" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

On l’avait surnommé «Swiss Machine», mais plus qu’une machine, c’était un grand alpiniste. Ueli Steck, le sprinter des sommets, spécialiste des ascensions ultra-rapide en solo, est mort dimanche au pied de l’Everest, victime d’une chute de plus de 1000 mètres, alors qu’il s’entrainait pour une nouvelle tentative folle.

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