Pen Name: None
Born: 1959 in Rockford, Illinois
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.
- 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
Release Date: 2003-02-01
No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
Release Date: 2007-11-27
K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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