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No 2 Limits Expedition
(April 2, 2013)

No 2 Limits Expedition 2013The fact is that you can be as strong as you want, but the mountains will always be stronger than you. When you go on an expedition you prepare yourself as perfectly as possible, but you have to accept that you are only a small part of the bigger picture. We are a strong team this time: Ueli Steck (CH), Simone Moro (IT), and Jonathan Griffith (UK). Simone Moro is well known for his winter ascents of 8000 meter peaks, he has also summited Everest four times. Ueli Steck has climbed the three big North Faces in the Alps in winter (Matterhorn, Eiger and Grand Jorasses) in record time (7 hours, 4 minutes).

Ueli Steck and Simone MoroHe also takes speed to the 8000 meter peaks: in 2011 he soloed the South Face of Shisha Pangma (8027m) in just 10.5 hours, and in 2012 he summited Everest without using bottled oxygen. But to tell this story there needs to be a third person, Jonathan Griffith, who will be the cameraman of the team. Jonathan is a great photographer and a strong alpinist. Now living in Chamonix, he’s done many ascents of the big hard routes in the Mount Blanc Massif as well as further abroad, and he will complete the team on the mountain.

Mt. EverestThe goal is to climb Everest (8,848m), the highest mountain in the world. While the normal Everest route is fixed each year for numerous commercial expeditions, Simone and Ueli will find their own challenge on the mountain. Their exact line will be decided while they acclimatize, and their decision will be based on conditions both on the mountain and within. There are so many factors that dictate the optimal route, the team can only make the key decision of what to climb when on the mountain itself, gauging fitness, weather and snow conditions.

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