World renouned mountaineer, Ueli Steck's latest book 8000+ Dawn of the Dead Zone, will be available on Monday, September 17. With co-author Karin Steinbach, Steck takes us to the highest peaks of the
world, including his legendary solo climbs of Cholatse and Tawoche ("Khumbu
Express" in 2005) II. Ueli also discusses his first ascents of Gasherbrum East Summit (2006) and
Teng Kampoche (2008, with Simon Anthamatten), and his
eight-thousand-trilogy from spring 2011 ("project Himalaya").
The book offers details of Ueli's spectacular solo ascent on Shisha Pangma (8027 meters) in just 10 1/2 hours, as well as the painful reversal on Everest that he needed to make, at just one hundred meters below the summit.
And for the first time, Ueli discusses his near-fatal crash at the Annapurna South Face in 2007, and the dramatic rescue on the deadliest mountain in the Himalayas for which he and his companion Simon Anthamatten were awarded the prestigious Prix Courage.
8000+ Dawn of the Dead details Ueli Steck's greatest climbing successes, which he earned through hard training, great determination and an undeniable amount of risk.