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Viesturs, Ed

Overview
Works: 26 works in 73 publications in 3 languages and 4,394 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Pictorial works  Interviews  History  Anecdotes  Records and correspondence  Maps  Aerial photographs  Diaries  Archives 
Roles: Author, Photographer
Classifications: GV199.92.V54, B
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K2 : life and death on the world's most dangerous mountain by Ed Viesturs( Book )

6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At 28,251 feet, the world's second-tallest mountain, K2 thrusts skyward out of the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan. Climbers regard it as the ultimate achievement in mountaineering, with good reason. Four times as deadly as Everest, K2 has claimed the lives of seventy-seven climbers since 1954. In August 2008 eleven climbers died in a single thirty-six-hour period on K2-the worst single-event tragedy in the mountain's history and the second-worst in the long chronicle of mountaineering in the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges. Yet summiting K2 remains a cherished goal for climbers from all over the globe
The will to climb : obsession and commitment and the quest to climb Annapurna--the world's deadliest peak by Ed Viesturs( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author gives an account of his three attempts to climb Annapurna, as well a history of others' attempts. He was eventually successful, and with that summit, had climbed all fourteen of the world's 8,000 meter peaks, the first and only American to do so
Himalayan quest by Ed Viesturs( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's leading high-altitude mountaineer describes his quest to climb fourteen of the highest mountains in the world, in a richly illustrated volume that includes his accounts of his twelve successful expeditions
K2 [life and death on the world's most dangerous mountain] by Ed Viesturs( Recording )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The deadly history of the world's most-dangerous mountain illuminates the many lessons both climbers and non-climbers alike can glean from K2, the aptly named Savage Mountain
K2 life and death on the world's most dangerous mountain by Ed Viesturs( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing K2, the world's most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the bestselling author of No Shortcuts to the Top. At 28,251 feet, the world's second-tallest mountain, K2 thrusts skyward out of the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan. Climbers regard it as the ultimate achievement in mountaineering, with good reason
The will to climb obsession and commitment and the quest to climb Annapurna--the world's deadliest peak by Ed Viesturs( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In vetta senza scorciatoie by Ed Viesturs( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For eighteen years Ed Viesturs pursued climbing's holy grail : to stand atop the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen. As he recounts his most harrowing climbs, he reveals a man torn between the safe world he and his loved ones share and the majestic and deadly places where only he can go
K2 : la montagna più pericolosa della terra by Ed Viesturs( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At 28,251 feet, the world's second-tallest mountain, K2 thrusts skyward out of the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan. Climbers regard it as the ultimate achievement in mountaineering, with good reason. Four times as deadly as Everest, K2 has claimed the lives of seventy-seven climbers since 1954. In August 2008 eleven climbers died in a single thirty-six-hour period on K2-the worst single-event tragedy in the mountain's history and the second-worst in the long chronicle of mountaineering in the Himalaya and Karakoram ranges. Yet summiting K2 remains a cherished goal for climbers from all over the globe
The call of the ice : climbing 8000-meter peaks in winter by Simone Moro( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La montagna più difficile : la sfida dell'Annapurna by Ed Viesturs( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Italian and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mountain by Ed Viesturs( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La montagna : la mia avventura sull'Everest by Ed Viesturs( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mountain : my time on Everest by Ed Viesturs( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In national bestseller The Mountain, world-renowned climber and bestselling author Ed Viesturs and cowriter David Roberts paint a vivid portrait of obsession, dedication, and human achievement in a true love letter to the world's highest peak. In The Mountain, veteran world-class climber and bestselling author Ed Viesturs'the only American to have climbed all fourteen of the world's 8,000-meter peaks'trains his sights on Mount Everest in richly detailed accounts of expeditions that are by turns personal, harrowing, deadly, and inspiring. The highest mountain on earth, Everest remains the ultimate goal for serious high-altitude climbers. Viesturs has gone on eleven expeditions to Everest, spending more than two years of his life on the mountain and reaching the summit seven times. No climber today is better poised to survey Everest's various ascents'both personal and historic. Viesturs sheds light on the fate of Mallory and Irvine, whose 1924 disappearance just 800 feet from the summit remains one of mountaineering's greatest mysteries, as well as the multiply tragic last days of Rob Hall and Scott Fischer in 1996, the stuff of which Into Thin Air was made. Informed by the experience of one who has truly been there, The Mountain affords a rare glimpse into that place on earth where Heraclitus's maxim'"Character is destiny"'is proved time and again
Everest( )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ascend the greatest, most dangerous mountain on the Earth with Ed Viesturs as your virtual guide. You'll navigate through massive crevasses, climb slick ice walls and evade sinkholes and a host of hostile weather conditions on your way to the summit
The will to climb obsession and commitment and the quest to climb Annapurna--the world's most deadly peak by Ed Viesturs( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author gives an account of his three attempts to climb Annapurna, as well a history of others' attempts. He was eventually successful, and with that summit, had climbed all fourteen of the world's 8,000 meter peaks, the first and only American to do so
The high Himalaya by Art Wolfe( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

No Shortcuts to the top by Ed Viesturs( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

No shortcuts to the top : climbing the world's 14 highest peaks by Ed Viesturs( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

For eighteen years Viesturs pursued climbing's holy grail: to stand atop the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, without the aid of bottled oxygen. As he recounts his most harrowing climbs, he reveals a man torn between the safe world he and his loved ones share and the majestic and deadly places where only he can go. A cautious climber who once turned back 300 feet from the top of Everest, but who would not shrink from a peak (Annapurna) known to claim the life of one climber for every two who reached its summit, Viesturs has an unyielding motto, "Getting to the top is optional. Getting down is mandatory." It is with this philosophy in mind that he vividly describes fatal errors in judgment made by his fellow climbers as well as a few of his own close calls and gallant rescues.--From publisher description
Himalayan quest by Ed Viesturs( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Himalayan Quest narrates the author's successful quest to climb the 14 highest mountains of the world, those peaks above 8,000 meters in height. This book features a collection of photographs that shows the beauty and haunting menace of the Himalaya, and includes captions that explain each photograph and its setting
Dee Molenaar papers by Dee Molenaar( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Dee Molenaar papers consist primarily of correspondence, diaries, maps, photographs, a manuscript, questionnaires, and other materials. The correspondence and questionnaires primarily relate to Molenaar's research on the history of mountaineering on Mount Rainier and the publication of his book. Correspondents include: Wolf Bauer, Fred Beckey, Chris Bonington, Nicholas Clinch, Norman Dyhrenfurth, Francis Farquhar, Ivar Haglund, Sir Edmund Hillary, Charles Houston, Robert F. Kennedy, Peter Misch, Noel Odell, Austin Post, Clark Schurman, James Ramsey Ullman, Willi Unsoeld, Ed Viesturs, Jim Whittaker, Jim Wickwire. The collection also contains twelve of Molenaaar's climbing diaries ("Fuhrerbuchs"), published landform-relief maps, black and white negatives of mountains and expeditions, and an unpublished manuscript
 
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K2 : life and death on the world's most dangerous mountain
Alternative Names
Ed Viesturs alpinista statunitense

Ed Viesturs US-amerikanischer Bergsteiger

Eds Viesturs

Вистурс, Эд

Ед Вістурс

Languages
English (61)

Italian (7)

Czech (1)

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The will to climb : obsession and commitment and the quest to climb Annapurna--the world's deadliest peakHimalayan questK2 [life and death on the world's most dangerous mountain]K2 life and death on the world's most dangerous mountainIn vetta senza scorciatoieThe high HimalayaNo shortcuts to the top : climbing the world's 14 highest peaksHimalayan quest