Perhaps the best shot ever taken of mountaineers on K2. These are legendary American mountaineers Ed Viesteurs and Scott Fischer on the deadly traverse on K2 just above the Bottleneck. This part is the crux of the climb! Photo taken by Charley Mace during their climb in 1992.

Perhaps the best shot ever taken of mountaineers on K2. These are legendary American mountaineers Ed Viesteurs and Scott Fischer on the deadly traverse on K2 just above the Bottleneck. This part is the crux of the climb! Photo taken by Charley Mace during their climb in 1992.

.@NatGeo: EVEREST 1996: Ed Viesturs - Turn Around, Guys! | Photo: Ed Viesturs speaks via radio to climbers stuck in a storm on Mount Everest in 1996.

.@NatGeo: EVEREST 1996: Ed Viesturs - Turn Around, Guys! | Photo: Ed Viesturs speaks via radio to climbers stuck in a storm on Mount Everest in 1996.

Fascinating article: "How Mountaineer Ed Viesturs First Summited Everest Without Oxygen" -- Ed Viesturs, as told to Alex Hoyt via The Atlantic

How Mountaineer Ed Viesturs First Summited Everest Without Oxygen

Fascinating article: "How Mountaineer Ed Viesturs First Summited Everest Without Oxygen" -- Ed Viesturs, as told to Alex Hoyt via The Atlantic

Ed Viesturs, portrayed by Clive Standen in the 2015 Mount Everest movie. See more pics here: http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/everest/

Ed Viesturs, portrayed by Clive Standen in the 2015 Mount Everest movie. See more pics here: http://www.historyvshollywood.com/reelfaces/everest/

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