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Live on Ed Viesturs Returns to Everest

By Staff

Ed Viesturs, the only U.S. climber to have climbed all fourteen of the world's 8,000 meter peaks without supplemental oxygen, is once again attempting Mount Everest. With six successful trips to the top of the world's highest peak already under his belt, Viesturs will attempt his seventh this year as he climbs with Dave Hahn and Peter Whittaker of the First Ascent team. Follow the action live on as Ed Viesturs calls in with daily dispatches.

Routes & Maps

By GreatOutdoors Staff
April 8th, 2009

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.

Ed Viesturs: The Thinking Man's High Altitude Climber

By Peter Potterfield
April 8th, 2009

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.

First Ascent Everest Expedition Climbing Team

By Staff
April 8th, 2009

This year Everest correspondent Ed Viesturs is attempting Mount Everest via the South Col route with a very strong First Ascent Everest Expedition.

Ed Viesturs Climbs Everest and the 8,000 meter Peaks

By Ed Viesturs
April 9th, 2009

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

New Images Transmitted from Everest for 2009

By Peter Potterfield
May 14th, 2009

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.

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