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General Information

Name:  Ed Viesturs  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Born: 1959 in Rockford, Illinois

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He was born in Rockford, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Viesturs 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.


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