Ed Viesturs Booking
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Ed Viesturs Booking Profile
Booking Ed Viesturs today for your event as a talented motivational speaker, with SME as your Ed Viesturs booking. He is widely regarded as this country’s foremost high-altitude mountaineer. He is familiar to many from the 1996 IMAX documentary EVEREST. In 2002 he was awarded the historic Lowell Thomas Award by the Explorer’s Club for outstanding achievement in the field of mountaineering. In 1992 he was awarded the American Alpine Club Sowles Awards for his participation in two rescues on K-2, the world’s second highest peak. Viesturs is a professional mountaineer and also works as an Ambassador for Rolex, and is also a design consultant for outdoor equipment manufacturer Eddie Bauer/First Ascent. Ed serves as a member of the Board of Directors for Big City Mountaineers (BCM), an organization that instills critical life skills in under-resourced youth through wilderness mentoring experiences that help keep kids in school, reduce violence and drug use. Viesturs has successfully reached the summits of all of the world’s fourteen 8000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen, an 18 year project he christened Endeavor 8000. His goal was completed on May 12, 2005 with his ascent of Annapurna one of the world’s most treacherous peaks. He is one of only a handful of climbers in history (and the only American) to accomplish this. That year Viesturs was awarded National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year. During the 18 year span to climb the world’s highest peaks he went on 29 Himalayan expeditions and reached the summit on 20 of these occasions. Of eleven expeditions to Everest he reached the summit seven times-three without supplemental oxygen. Viesturs motto has always been that climbing has to be a round trip. All of his planning and focus during his climbs maintains this ethic and he is not shy about turning back from a climb if conditions are too severe. In spite of his conservative attitude Viesturs has been one of the most successful Himalayan climbers in American history. Viesturs currently lives in Ketchum Idaho with his wife Paula and their four children. Call SME today for booking Ed Viesturs as a keynote speaker, with us as the Ed Viesturs booking. Contact us to talk to a Ed Viesturs booking to get a proposal
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