The Man




Part One: Training
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Part Two: Cholatse
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Part Three: Shishapangma
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The Project

To develop the next generation of alpine gear, Ueli Steck teamed up with Mountain Hardwear designers to create the ultimate speed-mountaineering kit: a system of apparel and equipment that’s not just lighter than anything available today, but designed with a simplicity and efficiency of function tailored to Steck’s style.

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The Outerwear

Nilas™ Jacket™ – 1 lb 6 oz

The Nilas Jacket’s windproof, water-resistant and air-permeable AirShield™ Elite shell fabric keeps its 850-fill down dry and warm, even after days on the mountain.

  • Baffle construction for maximum loft and warmth
  • One-handed hood and hem drawcords for quickadjustments
  • Low profile, insulated hood

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The Sleeping Bag

Mtn Speed™ 32
Sleeping Bag – 15.7 oz

Our lightest weight bag, built with 850-fill goose down and a shell fabric so light, theres only one mill in the world capable of weaving it.

  • Single-handed drawcords simplify adjustments
  • Insulated draft tube with anti-snag panel prevents
    cold spots along the zipper
  • Down-filled face gasket comfortably blocks drafts at
    the hood opening

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The Tent

Direkt™ 2 Tent – 2 lb 8 oz

Deceptively simple and surprisingly strong, the award-winning Direkt 2 is a two-person alpine shelter at 2 lbs 8 oz.

  • Internal pole system
  • Proprietary Evolution Tension Arch™ stabilizes the
    tent using fewer poles
  • Welded zipper flap construction is lighter and drier
    than a sewn flap

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The Pack

SummitRocket™ 40
Pack – 2 lb 8 oz

The only pack light enough for Ueli Steck, the award-winning SummitRocket 40 is adaptable, comfortable and made to move as fast as Ueli does.

  • Roll-Top design for easier access, while minimizing
    weight and clutter
  • Dual density, low profile shoulder straps for a much
    more comfortable carry
  • Dual daisies and ice axe cradles create versatile tool
    lashing opportunities

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At 12.5 lbs the Ueli Steck system is less than half the weight of a traditional Himalayan climbing system. See All Ueli Products ›

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