Eddie Bauer guide Ed Viesturs breaks down his technical layering system for our New School of Layering education campaign.
Ed Viesturs, the first American to summit all of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen, just completed a 92,500-word book on Everest that comes out in October. But this is Ed’s 50-word take on the Big One.
As the first American to summit the world’s 14 highest peaks without supplemental oxygen, Ed Viesturs knows a thing or two about training for big trips. In this column Ed shares his perspective on training for the next objective.
Everest Dispatch #62 May 18, 2009 Balcony….27,600 ft.
From a boy who grew up on the flatlands of Illinois, Ed Viesturs has established himself as America’s premier high-altitude mountaineer. He’s the first American and the fifth person to summit all 14 of the world’s 8000-meter peaks—all without the use of supplemental oxygen.