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World-famous Swiss alpinist Ueli Steck was killed in a climbing accident on the Nuptse face in the Khumbu region, while training for an alpine-style Everest climb. "As of now, they are trying to bring his body to Kathmandu by helicopter.

The accident happened near Camp 1 in the Nuptse wall. I think he slipped from the ice wall. I received the news from the tourism department as well as from basecamp", Ang Tsering Sherpa, Founder of Asian Trekking told The Outdoor Journal on a phone call. One of the best alpinists in the world, the "Swiss Machine" was training for a complex Himalayan climbing expedition: an alpine style traverse of Everest and Lhotse.

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