Everest 2009: Ed Talks O’s

Another good video today from the First Ascent Team, this time with Ed Viesturs discussing his decision to use bottled oxygen on this climb to the summit of Everest. You may recall that Ed has summitted all 14 8000m peaks without supplemental oxygen, and there has been some question as to whether or not he would do the same this time out.

As Ed explains in the video, the conditions were not right for him to go without the O’s, and if you know anything about Ed, you also know that he’s a very cautious climber who takes no chances. As a result, he bags his 7th Everest summit. The video also has some great shots of summit day, the mountain, and more. As usual, good stuff from the FA support team.

Kraig Becker

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