Viesturs has successfully reached the summits of all of the world’s fourteen 8000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen, an 18 year project he christened Endeavor 8000. His goal was completed on May 12, 2005 with his ascent of Annapurna one of the world’s most treacherous peaks. He is one of only a handful of climbers in history (and the only American) to accomplish this.
ED AND INSPIRATION4
Ed is excited to be working with the SpaceX Inspiration 4 crew. This May he will be taking the crew to Mt. Rainier for a team shakedown, "Our hope is to see how everyone deals with being uncomfortable, in a harsh environment and doing something physically and mentally taxing as a coordinated group. Collaboration and trust are the keys to team unity whether on a mountain side or orbiting the Earth". Learn more about Inspiration4 here.