Video: Ed Viesturs Shares His Perspective on Everest

As the first American to summit all 14 8000-meter peaks, Ed Viesturs is amongst the most well known and respected climbers in the world. In the video below, Ed weighs in with his thoughts on the spring climbing season on Everest which has just wrapped up. In the three-minute clip, he talks about the importance of the Sherpas on any climb in the Himalaya, and gives his perspective on the use of helicopters on the world’s tallest mountain, something that is likely to continue to be a hot topic in the months to come.

Kraig Becker