Ed Viesturs - The first American to have climbed all fourteen of the world's eight-thousander mountain peaks, and the fifth person to do so without using supplemental oxygen. He has summited peaks of over 8,000 meters on 21 occasions, including Mount Everest seven times; only two other climbers, Phurba Tashi Sherpa Mendewa and Juanito Oiarzabal, have more high-altitude ascents.

Ed Viesturs: The Right Stuff

Ed Viesturs - The first American to have climbed all fourteen of the world's eight-thousander mountain peaks, and the fifth person to do so without using supplemental oxygen. He has summited peaks of over 8,000 meters on 21 occasions, including Mount Everest seven times; only two other climbers, Phurba Tashi Sherpa Mendewa and Juanito Oiarzabal, have more high-altitude ascents.

Ed Viesturs, portrayed by Clive Standen in the 2015 Mount Everest movie. See more pics here: http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/everest/

Ed Viesturs, portrayed by Clive Standen in the 2015 Mount Everest movie. See more pics here: http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/everest/

Mountaineer Ed Viesturs speaks via radio to climbers stuck in a storm on Mount Everest in 1996. Photograph by Robert Schauer - This Day in History: May 10, 1996: Death on Mount Everest http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Mountaineer Ed Viesturs speaks via radio to climbers stuck in a storm on Mount Everest in 1996. Photograph by Robert Schauer - This Day in History: May 10, 1996: Death on Mount Everest http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/

Outside Magazine, April 2009, Why You Need Risk - The New science of Fear and Fun (featuring mountaineer Ed Viesturs)

Outside Magazine, Apr 2009

Outside Magazine, April 2009, Why You Need Risk - The New science of Fear and Fun (featuring mountaineer Ed Viesturs)

Fascinating article: "How Mountaineer Ed Viesturs First Summited Everest Without Oxygen" -- Ed Viesturs, as told to Alex Hoyt via The Atlantic

How Mountaineer Ed Viesturs First Summited Everest Without Oxygen

Fascinating article: "How Mountaineer Ed Viesturs First Summited Everest Without Oxygen" -- Ed Viesturs, as told to Alex Hoyt via The Atlantic

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