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Ueli Steck dies in fall

Ueli Steck dies in fall
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The "Swiss Machine" died in a fall while preparing to climb Mount Everest in Nepal.

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Swiss climber Ueli Steck has been killed preparing to climb Mount Everest in Nepal.

Known as the “Swiss Machine” by the mountaineering community, the 40-year-old died in an accident while acclimatising for an attempt on Everest without oxygen by a new route.

A true inspiration to all. A man that showed us all what was possible in the mountains and beyond. RIP my friend….. pic.twitter.com/MxxUo8idSy

— Kenton Cool (@KentonCool) April 30, 2017

He had won multiple awards and was known for his rapid ascents.

His body was recovered from the base of Mount Nupste, which shares a common ridge with Everest, after he was spotted by fellow climbers.

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