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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.

Mountain Summit in Aspen Aug. 27-30
Posted on August 21, 2009

Join renowned mountaineers Ed Viesturs & Jim Whittaker in Aspen, Colorado for intimate conversation about mountaineering the world’s peaks. For more information, visit Sponsored by First Ascent.

NFL Commissioner and Seahawks Coach Summit Rainier in First Ascent
Posted on July 17, 2009

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

Ed Viesturs on The Colbert Report Tomorrow, July 2
Posted on July 1, 2009

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.

Peter Whittaker: “… it’s time to go home.”
Posted on May 24, 2009

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.