Considered by many as the deadliest and riskiest mountain in high altitude climbing, K2 is now the subject of Ed Viesturs‘ latest book due out next month. In this video, Ed talks about his new book
Meet 18 Everest summiteers including legendary climbers Jim and Lou Whittaker and First Ascent team members Ed Viesturs, Dave Hahn, and Peter Whittaker at the 2009 Rainier Mountain Festival.
Movies and mountains, it turns out, are a winning combination. Just look at the 30-year run of the Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride, CO. In fact, Mountainfilm has built such a reputation and loyal following that a new spin-off festival was launched this year in Aspen.
Join renowned mountaineers Ed Viesturs & Jim Whittaker in Aspen, Colorado for intimate conversation about mountaineering the world’s peaks. For more information, visit www.mountainfilm.org. Sponsored by First Ascent.
On July 8, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Seattle Seahawks coach Jim Mora, and Seahawks CEO Tod Leiweke summitted Mount Rainier (14,410′) as part of the United Way Climb for the Community. Led by First Ascent Guides Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, and Seth Waterfall, the team overcame the challenges of physical and mental fitness
Two years ago, Ed Viesturs made a promise on The Colbert Report. In his March 14, 2007, interview with Stephen Colbert, Ed agreed to plant a Colbert Report flag on top of Everest the next time he went.
Everest Dispatch #87 May 24, 2009 Everest Basecamp ’09 Pre-Monsoon Climbing Season There are two distinct sounds that jar me away from the day-to-day life at Basecamp and instantly remind me of the sobering landscape in which we are living.