Monday, June 11, 2012

Ed Viesturs: A Real Rolex Explorer



...A Real Rolex Explorer...

Rolex Super Coolness
Ed Viesturs
On Top Of The World

Ed Viesturs is one of the most accomplished high-altitude mountain climbers in history. He not only wears a Rolex Explorer, but is also officially sponsored by Rolex. In many ways, Ed Viesturs is the living is the living embodiment of the Rolex Explorer, both literally and figuratively.



Ed Viesturs is pictured below in a recent Rolex magazine ad for the all-new Rolex Explorer II "Orange Hand" with the Polar white dial.




Ed is the first American, and 12th person overall to summit all 14 mountains that are taller than 8000 meters, know collectively as the "Eight-Thousanders." He is also the sixth climber to do it without bottled oxygen.



"Getting to the summit is optional, getting down is mandatory." –Ed Viesturs


Ed Viesturs is about as hardcore as high-altitude climbers get and he has summitted Mount Everest a total of six times. Talk about taking your breath away!!! (No pun intended).

If you want to learn more about Mount Everest and Rolex, check out my story of Sir Edmund Hillary and Norgay Tenzing's conquest of Everest story by clicking here.

The following Rolex Ad is shows Ed Viesturs on top of Everest.




We see in the first photo in this story as well as in the photo below, Ed's trademark watch is a Rolex Explorer II with the white dial.



Watch Charlie Rose interview Ed Viesturs:






Ed Viesturs on Conversations at KCTS 9







In the close-up version below (of the photo above) we see Ed Viesturs on top of the world and he is wearing a Rolex Submariner.




Ed Viesturs is pictured below with mountain climbing legend Jim Whittaker. Jim Whittaker was the first American to summit Mount Everest.



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