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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/

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Perhaps the best shot ever taken of mountaineers on K2. These are legendary American mountaineers Ed Viesteurs and Scott Fischer on the deadly traverse on K2 just above the Bottleneck. This part is the crux of the climb! Photo taken by Charley Mace during their climb in 1992.

“Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory.” – Ed Viesturs

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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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