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Tonight Only – Whittaker, Viesturs and Mountainfilm on Tour in Chicago
Posted on October 16, 2009

First Ascent and Mountainfilm on Tour take the windy city by storm tonight for an evening of great films and mountaineering stories from climbing legends Ed Viesturs and Jim Whittaker.

Ed Viesturs Live Tweetchat Today 1 p.m. PST
Posted on October 16, 2009

Ed Viesturs appeared on the Today Show this week to promote his new book K2 Life and Death on the Most Dangerous Mountain. Get the inside scoop from Ed


Live Tweetchat with Ed Viesturs
Posted on October 9, 2009

We’ve got a special treat for those of you following @FirstAscent on Twitter: We’re hosting a live tweetchat with Ed Viesturs on Friday, October 16, from 1 to 2 p.m. PST. Got a question for Ed?


Advance Excerpt Ed Viesturs’ New K2 Book
Posted on October 1, 2009

Read an advance excerpt from the new book, K2: Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain (in stores everywhere October 13, 2009), by bestselling authors Ed Viesturs and David Roberts. Ed reveals the astonishing and compelling stories of this magnificent mountain and grants readers remarkable insight into the minds of the talented climbers


Viesturs Talks About His New K2 Book
Posted on September 22, 2009

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


Rainier Mountain Festival September 12-13
Posted on September 11, 2009

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.

MountainSummit Makes Its Debut in Aspen
Posted on September 9, 2009

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.