Viesturs Ready to Make History on Nepal's Annapurna
For Ed Viesturs, a man who has spent the last 16 years of his life working to become the first American to climb the world's 14 tallest peaksall above 8,000 meterspatience is more than a virtue: It could save his life.
Viesturs Summits Annapurna
On Thursday, May 12, Viesturs summitted Nepals Annapurna, the last of 14 8,000-meter peaks Viesturs has been checking off his list since 1989, making him the first American to summit them all.
Viesturs Done with 8,000 Meter Peaks
Ed Viesturs will stay away from the roof of the world, but that doesn't mean he's done climbing.
From Outside magazine, August 2005
"Never say never, but I have no desire to climb over 8,000 meters again," says mountaineering superstar Ed Viesturs.
Expeditionary Forces, Case Study #1: Ed Viesturs
He's called the Human Lung and Mr. O2, references to his apparent superhuman ability to excel in the thin-air Death Zone, a feat even more profound since he climbs without supplemental oxygen