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PROJECT: There are only 14 mountains in the world above 8,000 meters (26,000 feet) and only a handful of people have climbed them all. Until May 2005, no American had achieved such a feat. Ed Viesturs had 13 of them under his belt and was saving Annapurna for last. As a professional mountain guide and climber, Viesturs, like many others, finances his climbs through sponsor support as well as book and movie deals, and working the lecture circuit. Viesturs chose as his online partner for the Annapurna climb, which was great for me, because it meant I was hired to field produce (produce, shoot, edit, transmit) the online coverage of what was predicted to be a historic event in mountaineering history.

MY ROLE: Field Producer