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Himalayan Quest offers an unforgettable glimpse into the remarkable world of Ed Viesturs, America’s best-known high altitude climber, and the breathtaking landscape in which he works. It is an unparalleled showcase of both the heartbreaking tragedy and the ineffable joy Viesturs has experienced while striving at the limits of human endurance. Written with Peter Potterfield, an award-winning mountaineering journalist, Viesturs narrates his quest to climb the 14 highest mountains in the world—those peaks above 8,000 meters in height. To date, Viesturs has succeeded in summiting 12 of the peaks, including five separate ascents of Mount Everest. For these ascents he has been profiled in Outside and Sports Illustrated, People, Newsweek, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and has appeared on NBC’s Today. As a spokesman for Microsoft, he is often positioned at the top of the company?s Web site.

At the center of this extraordinary account of his mountaineering adventures are Viesturs’s own awe-inspiring photographs from the top of the world. This collection of images will show readers, like never before, the deadly beauty and haunting menace of the Himalaya. A unique, inspiring, and spine-tingling glimpse into the rarified world of the extreme climber, Himalayan Quest will appeal not only to Viesturs?s significant fan base (fondly known as Edophiles or Edheads), but to outdoor aficionados and armchair adventurers everywhere.

Synopsis:

America's leading high-altitude mountaineer describes his quest to climb fourteen of the highest mountains in the world.

Synopsis:

Now updated to include the triumphant culmination of a monumental quest--to stand on the summits of all fourteen of the world's highest mountains--Himalayan Quest offers an unforgettable glimpse into the remarkable world of Ed Viesturs, America's best-known high altitude climber, and the breathtaking landscape in which he works. It is an unparalleled showcase of both the heartbreaking tragedy and the ineffable joy Viesturs has experienced while striving at the limits of human endurance.

At the center of this extraordinary account of his mountaineering adventures are Viesturs's own awe-inspiring photographs from the top of the world. This collection of images will show readers the deadly beauty and haunting menace of the Himalaya. A unique, inspiring, and spine-tingling glimpse into the rarified world of the extreme climber, Himalayan Quest will appeal not only to Viesturs's significant fan base (fondly known as Edophiles or Edheads), but also to outdoor aficionados and armchair adventurers everywhere.

Synopsis:

"Himalayan Quest" offers an unforgettable glimpse into the remarkable world of Viesturs, America's best-known high altitude climber, and the breathtaking landscape in which he works. It is a showcase of the heartbreaking tragedy and the ineffable joy he has experienced while striving at the limits of human endurance. 80 photos. Maps.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780792268840
Subtitle:
Ed Viesturs on the 8,000-Meter Giants
Introduction:
Viesturs, Ed
Photographer:
Viesturs, Ed
Introduction:
Breashears, David
Author:
Viesturs, Ed
Author:
Potterfield, Peter
Publisher:
National Geographic
Location:
Washington, D.C.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Travel - World/Asia
Subject:
Adventure
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Mountaineering
Subject:
Mountaineers
Subject:
Himalaya mountains
Subject:
Everest, mount
Subject:
Sherpa (Nepalese people)
Subject:
Sherpa
Subject:
General Sports & Recreation
Subject:
Subjects & Themes - Travel - World/Asia
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
107-285
Publication Date:
February 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
80 FOUR-COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS, MAP
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
9.96x7.90x.40 in. 1.10 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , America's leading high-altitude mountaineer describes his quest to climb fourteen of the highest mountains in the world.
"Synopsis" by , Now updated to include the triumphant culmination of a monumental quest--to stand on the summits of all fourteen of the world's highest mountains--Himalayan Quest offers an unforgettable glimpse into the remarkable world of Ed Viesturs, America's best-known high altitude climber, and the breathtaking landscape in which he works. It is an unparalleled showcase of both the heartbreaking tragedy and the ineffable joy Viesturs has experienced while striving at the limits of human endurance.

At the center of this extraordinary account of his mountaineering adventures are Viesturs's own awe-inspiring photographs from the top of the world. This collection of images will show readers the deadly beauty and haunting menace of the Himalaya. A unique, inspiring, and spine-tingling glimpse into the rarified world of the extreme climber, Himalayan Quest will appeal not only to Viesturs's significant fan base (fondly known as Edophiles or Edheads), but also to outdoor aficionados and armchair adventurers everywhere.

"Synopsis" by , "Himalayan Quest" offers an unforgettable glimpse into the remarkable world of Viesturs, America's best-known high altitude climber, and the breathtaking landscape in which he works. It is a showcase of the heartbreaking tragedy and the ineffable joy he has experienced while striving at the limits of human endurance. 80 photos. Maps.
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