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New Eiger Speed Record

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Dani Arnold, recently broke Ueli Steck’s speed record of the Eiger’s north face by twenty minutes. The record now stands at 2 hours 28 minutes. (Photo) Mammut

Twenty-seven-year-old Dani Arnold climbed the north face of the Eiger in 2 hours and 28 minutes yesterday. This beats the previous speed record on the face set by Ueli Steck in 2008 by 20 minutes. Arnold, a Swiss national, set the new record via the Heckmair route. readers will be familiar with Arnold from the first winter ascent of Torre Egger, which he did with Stefan Siegrist and Thomas Senf.

Sources: Menno Boermans