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Viesturs, Ed

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Works: 25 works in 72 publications in 3 languages and 4,221 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Interviews  Pictorial works  Anecdotes  History  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Archives 
Roles: Photographer
Classifications: GV199.44.P18, B
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K2 : life and death on the world's most dangerous mountain by Ed Viesturs ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 960 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 )
8 editions published between 2011 and 2013 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 )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 320 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 202 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
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 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
K2 life and death on the world's most dangerous mountain by Ed Viesturs ( )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 92 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
In vetta senza scorciatoie by Ed Viesturs ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in Italian and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
K2 : la montagna più pericolosa della terra by Ed Viesturs ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in Italian and held by 28 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 mountain by Ed Viesturs ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Everest ( )
1 edition published in 1999 and held by 6 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
No shortcuts to the top : climbing the world's 14 highest peaks by Ed Viesturs ( Book )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries 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
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
K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain by Ed Viesturs ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2009 and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Banff Festival of Mountain Films panel discussion "Extreme guiding" ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A panel discussion about paid mountaineering guiding held during Banff Mountain Film Festival in 1996 following the Mount Everest tragic commercial expeditions. The discussion focuses on element of risk, selection of clients, legal issues, expectations from the guides, future of extreme guiding and media presentations of mountaineering accidents. Panelists, Alex Lowe, Ed Viesturs, Barry Blanchard and Henry Hamlin are accomplished mountaineers and mountaineering guides; David Breashears is a mountaineer and a filmmaker
"Na vrchol žádné zkratky nevedou" : výstupy na 14 nejvyšších vrcholů světa by Ed Viesturs ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in Czech and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The mountain : my time on Everest by Ed Viesturs ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The only American to have climbed all fourteen of the world's eight-thousand-meter peaks sets his sights on Mount Everest, in a work that combines his own climbs as well as narratives of famous climbs throughout the last century
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
No Shortcuts to the top by Ed Viesturs ( Visual )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The high Himalaya by Art Wolfe ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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English (64)
Italian (5)
Czech (1)
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