Individual Author Record
Name: Ed ViestursPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: 1959 in Rockford, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionHe was born in Rockford, Illinois.
Biographical and Professional InformationViesturs is a professional mountaineer, design consultant, and motivational speaker. He is the design consultant for Mountain Hardwear, Timberland, and Outdoor Research.In May 2005, Viesturs became the first American to ascend all fourteen of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks. He currently lives in Bainbridge Island, Washington.
*''Himalayan Quest: Ed Viesturs on the 8,000-Meter Giants'', National Geographic, 2003 - written with Peter Potterfield*''No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks'', Broadway Books, 2006 - written with David Roberts*''K2: Life and Death on the World's Most Dangerous Mountain'', Broadway Books, 2009 - written with David Roberts