American Alpinist Ed Viesturs Shares What He’s Learned in the Mountains

Legendary alpinist Ed Viesturs is often regarded as the dean of American mountaineers. He’s earned that spot thanks to being the first—and to date only—American to climb all 14 of the 8000-meter peaks. He is also the sixth person overall to accomplish that feat without the use of bottled oxygen, a quest that he chronicled … Read more

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 … Read more

Outside Magazine Announces 2014 Adventure Bucket List

Still looking for a big adventure for this year? Want to escape the day-to-day grind of life to visit some remote, and exotic, location? If so, then Outside magazine has some suggestions you might want to consider. In fact, it has about 90 of them. Outside editors have just announced their selections for their 2014 Adventure Bucket … Read more

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 … Read more

Video: TravelSmith Travel Tips #11 – Power While Traveling

In the past, one of the more troubling issues we had while traveling was keeping our gadgets and gear charged with power while in remote places. That isn’t nearly as difficult as it once was, thanks to some great technological innovations over the past few years. This week, our friend Richard Bangs is back to … Read more

Book Review: The Mountain By Ed Viesturs

For those looking to expand their library of books on adventure and mountaineering, a new book written by Ed Viesturs (and David Roberts) hit the shelves today that may be of interest. That book is entitled The Mountain: My Time on Everest and as the name implies, it is focused almost entirely on Ed’s 11 … Read more

Dream Trips Of Extreme Athletes

The National Geographic Adventure Blog posted an interesting piece today in which they ask some of the world’s top outdoor and extreme athletes what their dream travel destination would be. Some of the answers are actually quite good and it is always interesting to hear where these people would go considering that many of them earn … Read more

Top Adventurers Reveal What’s On Their Bucket Lists

Here’s another article that was posted while I was away last week, but is definitely worth a mention. National Geographic Adventure polled some of the top outdoor athletes and explorers and asked them what remains on their “bucket lists” to accomplish. The results were then put online for us to enjoy. Check it out here. Each … Read more

First Ascent Antarctic Expedition: The Team Is In Base Camp

The First Ascent sponsored climbing team of Ed Viesturs, Peter Whittaker, Seth Waterfall, Caroline George, Jake Norton, and Kent Harvey have arrived in Base Camp on Mt. Vinson after catching a lift on one of ALE‘s big Ilyushin aircraft. In a dispatch from Antarctica yesterday, Norton says that it was a long but exciting day … Read more

Mountainfilm Announces Special Guests For 2010

The Mountainfilm Festival may still be more than two months away, but the annual event held in Telluride, Colorado continues to get even more enticing. The organizers of the festival, which skillfully blends art, culture, adventure, and environmental activism, have announced a number of special guests who will be on hand to make this the … Read more