Check out the long trail through the Khumbu Valley of Nepal the climbers will cover in about eight to 10 days, from Lukla to Namche Bazaar and Thyangboche, and finally to Everest Base Camp. And see the convoluted climbing route from Everest Base Camp, up through the Khumbu Icefall, through the Western Cwm and up the Lhotse Face to the South Col--where the journey for the summit really begins.
With six ascents of Everest already under his belt, Ed Viesturs is once again attempting the highest mountain on Earth without oxygen. The first American mountaineer to reach the summit of all 14 of the world's highest peaks, without bottled oxygen, continues to be lured back to Everest.
This year GreatOutdoors.com Everest correspondent Ed Viesturs is attempting Mount Everest via the South Col route with a very strong First Ascent Everest Expedition.
Take a look at images from Everest and the other 13 8,000 meter peaks as Ed Viesturs ponders his successful ascents of all of them in addition to six Everest summits
Check out the latest images of Ed Viesturs and his expedition team members sent via satellite from the mountain itself by the First Ascent Everest Expedition photographers.