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Ed Viesturs

Only American and the 6th person to climb all 14 8000 meter peaks without supplemental oxygen

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Bainbridge Island, WA, US
About Ed Viesturs

Ed is a speaker who helps audiences learn how to become more successful and overcome obstacles by discussing the lessons he learned as professional mountaineer with over 30 years of experience on the highest peaks in the world. The seven time Everest summiteer shows audiences how to reach higher goals, maintain momentum in the face of hardship and stay at the top of their game.

Viesturs is widely regarded as this country's foremost high-altitude mountaineer. He is familiar to many from the 1996 ...

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His themes include Team Work, Goal Setting, Perseverance, and inspirational entertainment in general. His lectures are based on his experiences from 27 years of climbing and include a power point presentation ...


Viesturs lecture discusses (and documents) his primary goal of climbing the World’s 14 peaks over 8000 meters (26,000’ and above) without supplemental oxygen-a project he titled Endeavor 8000. This effort ...

Everest Imax Expedition 1996 -Mountain Without Mercy

Viesturs lecture documents his roll in the 1996 Everest Imax expedition as climbing leader and featured character in what became the largest grossing Imax film in history. This was Viesturs’ eighth ...

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The Mountain by Ed Viesturs
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Ed was the finest speaker I have ever heard. He was dynamic, inspirational, articulate, insightful, just simply outstanding. Our attendees, of whom there were about 600 medical and business people present, were spellbound by his presentation.

MEDNAX Services/Pediatrix Medical Group/American Anesthesiology

The feedback on your presentation has been exceptional and far exceeded our expectations. Your message fit perfectly to our needs, and I appreciate you making the effort to truly understand our organization.

Thermo Fisher Scientific

I found Ed Viesturs to be one of the most inspiring speakers . . . He has actually done something rather than just talking about what others are doing. And, I loved his message of set a goal, be persistent, patient, and try to keep your ego in check.

Bernie Noe - Lakeside School

Your talk was a perfect compliment to our meeting and many attendees commented to me on how they feel they will apply what they learned from you in their professional and personal lives.

Nancy M. Szigethy - NMS Management Inc.

The event was a huge success. Many of the dealers said that this was the most productive convention that they have ever attended; your speech was extraordinary and really helped drive home an inspiring message.

Andy Palframan - RainSoft

. . . you really made a big impression on everyone with your story, and everyone in the audience was able to relate your points to their individual challenges and pursuit of their goals.

Douglas Bartlett - Covidien - Respiratory & Monitoring Solutions
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