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