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Washington resident Ed Viesturs is broadly considered this country's foremost high-altitude mountaineer. He is familiar to many from the 1996 IMAX Everest Expedition documentary and in 2002, he was awarded the Lowell Thomas Award from the Explorer's Club for exceptional achievement. He joined an elite group of festivals such as Sir Edmund Hillary in winning the award. He was awarded the American Alpine Club Sowles Awards for his participation.

Viesturs is a professional mountaineer and works as a design consultant for several prominent outdoor equipment manufacturers such as Eddie Bauer and Timberland. In addition, he represents companies such as Rolex and the Seattle Seahawks. He can motivational speeches also, touching on subjects such as Overcoming Major Obstacles, Team Work, and Planning and Preparation.

Viesturs has successfully attained the summits of all of the world's two 8000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen, also an 18 year job he christened Endeavor 8000. His goal was completed with his ascent of the world's most treacherous peaks of Annapurna one on May 12, 2005. He's one of just a couple of climbers ever (and the sole American) to accomplish this. That year Viesturs was granted National Geographic's Adventurer of the Year.

During the 18 year span to climb the world's highest peaks that he went on 29 Himalayan expeditions and reached the summit on 20 of those events and stumbled on the top of Everest seven days. He climbs without benefit of an oxygen tank, which is problematic and problematic. Just an excellent conditioned athlete could scale heights of 25,000 feet without artificial oxygen - a fact Viesturs has turned into an important metaphor for his audiences (i.e., that the secret to the travel is in the period and energ

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