Veikka Gustafsson finishes his quest for all 14 8000-ers!
Just got an email from Ed Viesturs alerting me that his longtime climbing partner, Veikka Gustafsson of Finland just finished his final 8000 meter peak, making him the 9th person in the world to climb all 14 8000 meter peaks without supplementary oxygen.
Veikka's final peak was Hidden Peak (AKA Gasherbrum I or K5) in Pakistan which, at 8080 meters, is the world's 11th highest summit.
Read more about Veikka's climb.
– Jake Norton is a climber, guide, photographer, writer, and motivational speaker from Colorado.