The Malibu Library Speakers presents mountaineer Ed Viesturs, Wednesday, October 16, 7:00 PM at the Malibu Library. Ed Viesturs is one of the world's leading professional mountaineers. He has summited all of the world’s fourteen 8,000-meter peaks without supplemental oxygen. He completed the 18-year goal in 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 do so. In 2005, Viesturs received National Geographic’s Adventurer of the Year Award. Viesturs has also successfully climbed Mt. Everest, the world's highest peak, three times without supplemental oxygen. Viesturs still guides in the mountains, works as a design consultant for outdoor equipment manufacturer Eddie Bauer/First Ascent and is a Rolex Ambassador. Ed also serves as a spokesman and advocate for Big City Mountaineers (BCM), an organization that instills critical life skills in under-resourced youth through wilderness mentoring experiences that help keep kids in school, reduce violence and drug use.
Wednesday, October 16, 7:00 PM
Malibu Library, 23519 West Civic Center Way, Malibu, CA 90265
Free with RSVP. Please RSVP online or call the Malibu Library at 310-456-6438.