Remembering Famed Mountain Climber Ueli Steck05:45
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Swiss climber Ueli Steck poses in Sigoyer, in the Hautes-Alpes department of southeastern France, on Aug. 13, 2015. (Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images)
Swiss climber Ueli Steck poses in Sigoyer, in the Hautes-Alpes department of southeastern France, on Aug. 13, 2015. (Jean-Pierre Clatot/AFP/Getty Images)
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Expedition organizers say Swiss climber Ueli Steck was killed in a mountaineering accident near Mount Everest in Nepal on Sunday. Steck was planning to climb Everest next month. The 40-year-old climber was one of the most-renowned mountaineers of his generation.

Here & Now's Robin Young talks with one of Steck's good friends, Steve House (@stevehouse10), who is also a climber.

This segment aired on May 1, 2017.

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