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?
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
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