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Viesturs, Ed

Overview
Works: 21 works in 80 publications in 2 languages and 4,321 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Biographies  Pictorial works  Interviews  History  Anecdotes  Records and correspondence  Photographs  Diaries  Maps 
Roles: Author, Editor, 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 )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 901 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 )

5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 491 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 )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 322 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 )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 256 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 55 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 33 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 )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world's most famous mountain, Everest remains for serious high-altitude climbers an ultimate goal. Ed Viesturs has gone on 11 expeditions to Everest, reaching the summit seven times. He's spent more than two years of his life on the mountain. No climber today is better poised to survey Everest's various ascents - both personal and historic. In 'The Mountain', Viesturs delivers just that: riveting you-are-there accounts of his own climbs as well as vivid narratives of some of the more famous and infamous climbs throughout the last century, when the honour of nations often hung in the balance, depending on which climbers summited first
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

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

1 edition published in 2014 in Italian and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 2 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
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
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
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

"He has been called "the most prolific and sensitive recorder of a rapidly vanishing natural world" (William Conway, former General Director, Wildlife Conservation Society). Now internationally acclaimed nature photographer Art Wolfe captures the magic of the world's most magnificent mountain landscape, the high Himalaya." "In 150 photographs taken on journeys through Pakistan, India, Nepal, Tibet, and China, Wolfe presents the Himalaya in all its beauty and grandeur - not only the natural landscape, but also the human landscape and the people who inhabit both. Star tracks arc the night sky over a towering Mount Everest. The lines and textures of terraced mustard fields embroider the spare foothills. Many-hued prayer flags flap from the jumbled rooftops of Namche Bazaar. An old woman spins a prayer wheel near the Potala Palace. Kazahk horsemen sprint and weave in an ancient game played on the high Pamir Plateau, dust billowing."--BOOK JACKET
 
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K2 : life and death on the world's most dangerous mountain
Alternative Names
Ed Viesturs alpinista statunitense

Ed Viesturs Amerikaans bergbeklimmer

Ed Viesturs US-amerikanischer Bergsteiger

Eds Viesturs

Вистурс, Эд

Ед Вістурс

エド・ベスターズ

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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]No shortcuts to the top : climbing the world's 14 highest peaksThe high HimalayaNo shortcuts to the top : [climbing the world's 14 highest peaks]The high Himalaya