"Dani Arnold topped out the Eiger North-face in a mere 2h 28’. He climbed solo but surpassed some 20 teams on his way up the Heckmair route. Dani Arnold claims the fastest ever ascent – he was about 20 minutes faster than Ueli Steck in 2008. As opposed to Ueli, Dani did not freeclimb the Hinterstoisser traverse (Steck’s ascent was in wintertime, when that passage was freeclimbable)."
"Spring/Summer/Fall" (April 20 in this case) and Winter (Feb 18 for Ueli's climb) climbs are generally not thought comparible.
Ueli in one of the best videos on the Eiger done after his original solo.
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