Ed Viesturs guides his son Gil to his first successful summit of Washington’s Mt. Rainier.
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.
On July 26, KIRO radio host Don O’Neill summited Mt. Rainier outfitted in First Ascent gear. O’Neill was joined on the summit by Captain Keith Colburn from the hit television show The Deadliest Catch.
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