Ed Viesturs (born July 22, 1959) is a high-altitude mountaineer. He is the first American to have climbed all fourteen of the world's eight-thousander mountain peaks, and the fifth person to do so without using supplemental oxygen. He has summited peaks of over 8,000 meters on 21 occasions, including Mount Everest seven times; only two other climbers, Phurba Tashi Sherpa Mendewa and Juanito Oiarzabal, have more high-altitude ascents.
Ed Viesturs describes his climbing experiences on Annapurna. He is the first American to have climbed all fourteen of the world's eight-thousander mountain peaks including the summit of Mt. Everest 7xs without the use of supplemental Oxygen.
Edmund Viesturs, known as Ed Viesturs (born June 22, 1959) is one of the world's premier high-altitude mountaineers. He is one of only 26 people and the only one from the United States to have climbed all eight-thousander peaks. He has summited peaks of more than 8,000 meters for a total of 21 times, including Mount Everest seven times, which makes him the third person with most total summits, behind Phurba Tashi Sherpa Mendewa and the Spanish climber Juanito Oiarzabal who have reached 25…
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.