In Ueli’s Footsteps

In Ueli’s Footsteps Tenji Sherpa and Jon Griffith to Attempt Everest Lhotse Traverse

Tenji Sherpa and Jon Griffith to Attempt Everest-Lhotse Traverse

Two of Ueli Steck’s closest friends and climbing partners will try to complete his last, unfinished climb.

One year after Ueli’s death, Tenji Sherpa and Jon Griffith are back at Everest Base Camp, together. They will try to finish Ueli’s journey—“his last great route,” says Griffith, speaking via Skype from the foot of the mountain—that they each hoped to follow him on at one point in their lives.

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IMAGE: Mount Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse, from left to right. Photo: Jon Griffith.

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