Ueli Steck reflects on his quest for 82 summits in 80 days

Ueli Steck is attempting yet another awe-inspiring mountaineering feat: climbing 82 peaks of over 4,000 meters in 80 days with nothing but muscle power. Photo: 82Summits

Ueli Steck is perhaps the most the polarizing figure in rock climbing and mountaineering.

The 2014 Piolets d’Or winner (the award given yearly to the best individual in mountaineering) has made headlines for everything from violent fights with Sherpas on Mount Everest to his daring, borderline suicidal, solo ascent of...

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