Everest/First Ascents: Viesturs and Whittaker Summit!

Ed Viesturs and Peter Whittaker summit Everest
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Ed Viesturs and Peter Whittaker summit Everest

This spring, superstar mountaineers Ed Viesturs, Dave Hahn, and Peter Whittaker will tackle Everest as the First Ascent team. Joined by some of climbing’s best and brightest young talent, this Eddie Bauer-sponsored group of all-stars will chronicle their trek to the top of the world right here on BACKPACKER.com with daily blog updates, videos, photos, and more.

Ed Viesturs, Peter Wittaker, Jake Norton, John Griber, and Gerry Moffat topped out on Everest around 8 a.m. Nepal time. Here's a live video report:

The content of this blog has been provided by Born Out There, the First Ascents blog. For more on the expedition, go to http://blog.firstascent.com. And for more climber footage, watch our video interview with Viesturs, Hahn, Whittaker, and more.