Ueli Steck dies on Mount Everest hours famed climber known as the ‘Swiss Machine’ posted haunting message saying: ‘I love it here’

FAMED Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed this morning in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal, expedition organisers said.

Mingma Sherpa of the Seven Summit Treks said Steck was killed at Camp 1 of Mount Nuptse. His body has been recovered from the site and been taken to Lukla, where the only airport in the Mount Everest area is located.

Swiss climber Ueli Steck who has died after an accident
Swiss climber Ueli Steck who has died after an accident
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Mount Everest as it rises behind Mount Nuptse as seen from Tengboche, in the Himalaya's Khumbu region, Nepal
Mount Everest as it rises behind Mount Nuptse as seen from Tengboche,…

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