Video: Ed Viesturs – The Will to Climb

This video is part of the Nat Geo Live program, and even though it is a couple of years old, it is still worth sharing. It features alpinist Ed Viesturs – the only American to climb all 14 8000-meter peaks – sharing his philosophy on climbing, risk, and life in the mountains.

There is a lot of wisdom and knowledge to be gained here, from a man who has pushed himself to the limit in the high places of our planet. If you want to truly know what it is like to climb the highest peaks in the world, Ed can tell you.

Kraig Becker