There has been a great outpouring of sympathy and condolences for Ueli Steck and his family from the Alpine sports community. The extreme mountaineer had been on an exploratory tour of the area around Mount Everest when he died on April 30.
Shortly after completing shooting for his film, Bernd Zangerl fell while bouldering. In this interview he talks about the misery that came in the time after his accident and his love for six-meter-high boulders in the Himalayas.
Bernd was CEO of backpack manufacturer Deuter Sport for many years. At the VIP Dinner during ISPO MUNICH 2016, he made a speech in Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner’s honor; she was being awarded Sports Personality of the Year. You can read a transcript of his tribute here.