Peakbagging Page for Ed Viesturs

Personal Climb Logs

The links below take you to dynamically generated lists of Ed Viesturs's peakbagging activity.

  • Ascent List: List of Ed Viesturs's hikes, climbs, summits, and attempts.
  • Peak List: List of distinct summits attained, with peak statistics. Includes a peak's "Personal Isolation".
  • List of Lists: Peakbagging Lists that Ed Viesturs is pursuing, showing progress for each list by number and percent of peaks climbed.
  • Trip Report Index: Same as the main climb list, but only showing climbs with trip reports and/or GPS Tracks.
  • Unsuccessful Ascent List: A badge of honor for real climbers--lessons learned when turning back.
  • Multiple Ascents List: A listing of all peaks climbed more than once.
  • Progressive Peak List: Time-ordered progressive lists for eight different metrics.
  • Master Peak Map: Interactive worldwide map showing all peaks climbed, color-coded by elevation or prominence.

Social Networking

Reports showing a climber's buddies and other climbers. Click for More Info

Personal Lists

Lists personally created by Ed Viesturs.

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Time-Period Summary Reports

These reports show number of peaks climbed, highest point reached, and other statistics grouped by year or month.



Ed Viesturs was the first American (12th overall) to climb the world's fourteen 8000 meter peaks, and only the 5th to do it without using bottled oxygen on any of his climbs. He is widely considered the most accomplished high-altitude mountaineer in the United States today.


Quick Top 10 Lists/Peaks

Most Complete Lists
List% Complete
World 8000-meter Peaks100
Hemisphere High Points50
Quadrant High Points25
Mountaineers 5-Peak Pin20
World Peaks with 4000 meters of Prominence18.2
Mountaineers 6-Peak Pin16.7
Real (Toughest) Seven Summits14.3
Seven Summits - Continental Landmass High Points14.3
The Seven Summits14.3
The Second Seven Summits14.3
Highest Peaks Climbed
Mount Everest29029China/Nepal
Cho Oyu26864China/Nepal
Nanga Parbat26657Pakistan
Most Prominent Peaks Climbed
Mount Everest29029China/Nepal
Nanga Parbat15118Pakistan
Mount Rainier13210USA-WA


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