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Photos from Summit Bid

By Peter Potterfield - May 20th, 2009 4:14 pm GMT -0700

The photograhers of the First Ascent Everst Expedition have sent photos of Ed Viesturs and Peter Whittaker's recent summit bid, one where the climbers were forced to spend an extra night in the death zone at the South Col, but one which ultimately ended in success. Ed Viesturs, who wanted to repeat his feat of climbing Everest again without oxygen, decided for the safety of the team to use supplemental oxygen on this climb.

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Congratulations to the entire team on making it to the top. This is a stupendous achievement and a fantastic way to launch a new product.

Posted on May 26, 2009 - 11:37pm
by Narayan Bala

Ed using supplemental O2.

You have been doing this for some time. So, I say good job at looking at the safety of the team and not the individual. You are still an inspiration and a true athlete in knowing your limitations. And as you say "Getting down is mandatory."

Posted on May 20, 2009 - 9:43pm

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