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Join us for an exclusive evening with legendary
mountaineer and best-selling author Ed Viesturs.

If you’ve missed your chance to be inspired at Banff, join us for an exclusive evening with legendary mountaineer and best-selling author Ed Viesturs in a conversation with Fitz Cahall.



Ed Viesturs, legendary mountaineer, talks about his new book, The Mountain: Epic Adventures on Everest, in a conversation with master storyteller Fitz Cahall. Read more below


Monday, October 28, 2013 at 7 p.m.


The Mountaineers Program Center, Magnuson Park
7700 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle


Tickets benefit programs at The Mountaineers and Big City Mountaineers that instill critical life skills in underserved youth populations through outdoor adventure and wilderness mentoring experiences.


A Pacific Northwest icon, author, First Ascent guide, inspirational speaker and world-renowned high-altitude mountaineer who successfully reached the summits of all of the world’s fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen. He is one of only a handful of climbers in history — and the only American — to accomplish this.


If you’ve climbed a mountain or skied the backcountry you’re probably familiar with Fitz Cahall’s body of work. If not, take a few minutes to check out an episode of The Season and listen to a segment of his incredibly popular podcast The Dirtbag Diaries.

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of Mt. Everest. Since then, hundreds have sought the summit of Everest — the mountain remains an ultimate goal for serious high-altitude climbers.

Veteran world-class climber Ed Viesturs is the only American to have climbed all fourteen of the world’s 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen. He has gone on eleven expeditions to Everest, reaching the summit seven times. No climber today is better poised to provide perspectives on more famous and infamous Everest climbs throughout the last century and on climbing the world’s highest peak today.