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On Top of the World

With his successful ascent of Annapurna on May 12, Ed Viesturs becomes the first North American to reach the top of all 14 8,000 meter peaks without supplemental oxygen.

Ed Viesturs' Himalayan Quest

Only 14 peaks reach above 8,000 meters (about 26,000 feet). For fifteen years, since his ascent of Kangchenjunga, they have been the focus of Ed Viesturs climbing efforts.

Viesturs Returns to Annapurna

Ed Viesturs announces his return for a third attempt on Annapurna this spring in his bid to become the first American to climb all fourteen 8,000-meter peaks.

Reflections on Everest

Ed Viesturs takes a moment to share some new photographs and reflect on his most recent ascent of Mount Everest--his sixth.

Viesturs Summits Everest a Sixth Time

In an exclusive interview with Ed Viesturs from the South Col, the climber describes his sixth successful ascent of Everest and says he will put off an attempt on Annapurna until 2005

Viesturs closes in on Annapurna

New daily updates: After acclimatizing on Cho Oyu, Ed Viesturs focuses on Annapurna and his 14th and final 8,000 meter summit

Two Times to the Top

By Dave Hahn

Mountain guide and correspondent Dave Hahn reflects on a rare guiding achievement: reaching the top of Mount Everest twice in five months, in spring and in fall.

No Shortcuts to the Top

A conversation with Ed Viesturs, and an excerpt from his new book on
his ascent of the world's 14 highest peaks without supplemental oxygen.

Reflections on Everest 2006

By Dave Hahn

Everest Correspondent Dave Hahn takes a moment to reflect on the Everest season just finished, and his own seventh successful trip to the top.

Everest 2006: Live on

By GreatOutdoors Staff - March 31st, 2006

Follow along LIVE as Everest summit attempts begin and continue through May. Correspondent Dave Hahn reports on the action from the South Col route.

Climbing in Patagonia

Check out the daily updates from Peter Croft and Kevin Thaw as these athletes from The North Face attempt the a new route on the Fitz Roy massif in Argentine Patagonia.

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Video: Helicopter Lands on Everest

Helicopter lands on the summit of Mount Everest.

Peaks & Passes

By Charlie Fowler

Mountaineer-photographer, Charlie Fowler shares a breathtaking view of Cho Oyu and Shishapangma as his crew attempts to climb and ski some of the world's largest peaks.

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