Ed Viesturs

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General Information

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Name: Ed Viesturs

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1959 in Rockford, Illinois


Website:http://www.edviesturs.com

Email: eviesturs@earthlink.net


Illinois Connection

He was born in Rockford, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Viesturs is a professional mountaineer, design consultant, and motivational speaker. He is the design consultant for Mountain Hardwear, Timberland, and Outdoor Research.

In May 2005, Viesturs became the first American to ascend all fourteen of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks. He currently lives in Bainbridge Island, Washington.

Published Works

  • Himalayan Quest: Ed Viesturs on the 8,000-Meter Giants, National Geographic, 2003 - written with Peter Potterfield
  • No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks, Broadway Books, 2006 - written with David Roberts
  • K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain, Broadway Books, 2009 - written with David Roberts

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Himalayan Quest: Ed Viesturs on the 8,000-Meter Giants

ISBN: 0792241657
Release Date: 2003-02-01

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No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks

ISBN: 0767924711
Release Date: 2007-11-27

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K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain

ISBN: 0767932501
Release Date: 2009-10-13

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Ed Viesturs on WorldCat

Ed Viesturs on Amazon

Ed Viesturs on Facebook

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