Ed Viesturs - 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.
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.
Mountaineer Ed Viesturs speaks via radio to climbers stuck in a storm on Mount Everest in 1996. Photograph by Robert Schauer - This Day in History: May 10, 1996: Death on Mount Everest http://dingeengoete.blogspot.com/