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Book of the Month: Himalayan Quest by Ed Viesturs

If you’ve read my blog for awhile, then you probably are already familiar with the most famous American mountaineer, Ed Viesturs. Ed has climbed all 14 of the world’s highest peaks, and what is even more amazing is that he did so without supplemental oxygen! Himalayan Quest was published in 2003, and is a compilation …

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A great New York Times Article about K2!

I just finished reading the online version of this weekend’s New York Times travel section, and what did I see, but another fantastic article about K2. Many think that Everest is the most dangerous mountain in the world, and after reading Ed Viesturs’ book K2: Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain, I …

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Book of the Month: Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills

Do you want one book that will cover almost everything you’ll ever need to know about hiking, backpacking, snow travel, rock climbing, and technical climbing? Mountaineering: The Freedom of the Hills is it! While I can’t say I’ve read the sections about technical climbing (I don’t plan on climbing Everest or K2 any time soon!), …

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Mountainfilm Festivals in Colorado

Those of you who live in Colorado are lucky to have the Mountainfilm Festival coming again this year to Telluride, Colorado. The 2010 festival will be in May 2010, and they’ll announce more details later. For 31 years this film festival has brought together filmmakers, photographers, conservationists, mountaineers, and lovers of the outdoors to share …

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Movie of the Month: IMAX Everest

I love IMAX movies. As a kid my mom used to take my brother and me to see them, and I can vividly remembering soaring over the Serengeti and space walking! Or at least that’s what it felt like when I watched the films. In 1996, a team of climbers led by Ed Viesturs traveled …

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Ed Viesturs has a new book about climbing K2!

World class mountaineer Ed Viesturs is coming out with a new book in October called “K2: Life and Death on the World’s Most Dangerous Mountain.” Ed is the first American climber to summit all 14 of the world’s 8000-meter (26,200 ft) peaks! I recently watched Ed interviewed on The Colbert Report, and you may recall …

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Book of the Month: High Exposure

This book started my obsession with all things related to the Himalayas. I picked up a copy at a local used book sale, because I was intrigued by the cover photo. The author is the famous cinematographer who filmed one of my favorite movies, IMAX: Everest. Check out my full review of High Exposure on …

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Ed Viesturs on The Colbert Report

The world class American mountaineer, Ed Viesturs, was once again interviewed on The Colbert Report. Ed was the first American to climb all 14 8000-meter (26,200 feet) peaks in the world! Now that is quite an accomplishment! And if that isn’t enough, he did all of the climbs without supplemental oxygen! Sit back and enjoy …

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