Three cheers (or maybe seven?) for Talus athlete Ed Viesturs! Today, he conquered Mt. Everest for the SEVENTH time. Viesturs and members of the high-profile “dream team” of climbers in the First Ascent expedition reached the top of Mt. Everest on May 19th at 8 a.m. Nepal time. This is the seventh summit of Mt. Everest in less than twenty years for Viesturs, who is known as the first American to summit the world’s highest mountains without supplemental oxygen. (more…)
Archive for May, 2009
Spina Bifida is a birth defect that affects up to 2,000 newborns in America each year. It’s the most common neural tube birth defect, which results from the bones in the spine not forming properly. Spina Bifida develops in the early stages of pregnancy and can most commonly be attributed to folic acid deficiencies. That can happen if pregnant women don’t get enough leafy greens and legumes in their daily diet.
Sure, most of us dream of climbing mountains. But these guys not only do it, they do it for an important cause. (more…)