Perhaps the best shot ever taken of mountaineers on K2. These are legendary American mountaineers Ed Viesteurs and Scott Fischer on the deadly traverse on K2 just above the Bottleneck. This part is the crux of the climb! Photo taken by Charley Mace during their climb in 1992.

Perhaps the best shot ever taken of mountaineers on K2. These are legendary American mountaineers Ed Viesteurs and Scott Fischer on the deadly traverse on K2 just above the Bottleneck. This part is the crux of the climb! Photo taken by Charley Mace during their climb in 1992.

1996 Mt. Everest Disaster | Whiteout: 1996 May. Credit: original Photo by Ed Viesturs. National ...

1996 Everest Disaster Remembered

1996 Mt. Everest Disaster | Whiteout: 1996 May. Credit: original Photo by Ed Viesturs. National ...

.@NatGeo: EVEREST 1996: Ed Viesturs - Turn Around, Guys! | Photo: Ed Viesturs speaks via radio to climbers stuck in a storm on Mount Everest in 1996.

.@NatGeo: EVEREST 1996: Ed Viesturs - Turn Around, Guys! | Photo: Ed Viesturs speaks via radio to climbers stuck in a storm on Mount Everest in 1996.

Fascinating article: "How Mountaineer Ed Viesturs First Summited Everest Without Oxygen" -- Ed Viesturs, as told to Alex Hoyt via The Atlantic

How Mountaineer Ed Viesturs First Summited Everest Without Oxygen

Fascinating article: "How Mountaineer Ed Viesturs First Summited Everest Without Oxygen" -- Ed Viesturs, as told to Alex Hoyt via The Atlantic

National Geographic: Ed Viesturs: The Will to Climb | Nat Geo Live

National Geographic: Ed Viesturs: The Will to Climb | Nat Geo Live

six-time Everest summiter and famed high-altitude climber Ed Viesturs

six-time Everest summiter and famed high-altitude climber Ed Viesturs

Edmund Viesturs, known as Ed Viesturs (born June 22, 1959) is one of the world's premier high-altitude mountaineers. He is one of only 26 people and the only one from the United States to have climbed all eight-thousander peaks. He has summited peaks of more than 8,000 meters for a total of 21 times, including Mount Everest seven times, which makes him the third person with most total summits, behind Phurba Tashi Sherpa Mendewa and the Spanish climber Juanito Oiarzabal who have reached 25…

Edmund Viesturs, known as Ed Viesturs (born June 22, 1959) is one of the world's premier high-altitude mountaineers. He is one of only 26 people and the only one from the United States to have climbed all eight-thousander peaks. He has summited peaks of more than 8,000 meters for a total of 21 times, including Mount Everest seven times, which makes him the third person with most total summits, behind Phurba Tashi Sherpa Mendewa and the Spanish climber Juanito Oiarzabal who have reached 25…

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