IN THE PRESS
ED WEBSTER was born in 1956 in Boston. After growing up in Lexington, Massachusetts, he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Colorado College in 1978. Married, with a daughter, he now lives in Maine. He began rock climbing at age eleven. Now a veteran of seven Himalayan expeditions, Ed is one of America’s best-known rock climbers and Himalayan mountaineers. He has achieved several world-famous climbs, most notably his first ascent of a new route up Mt. Everest’s remote, highly-dangerous Kangshung East Face in Tibet as part of an international 4-man team in 1988. Ed’s expedition climbed Everest in the purest style possible—without oxygen bottles, radios, or even any Sherpa assistance—an ascent hailed as among the most audacious mountaineering feats of all time.
Public-speaking since age 19, Webster has shared his inspiring illustrated lectures at public and private schools, Colleges, Universities, Corporate Functions and Annual Meetings, at the Explorers Club, to a packed house at London’s Royal Geographical Society—even on a North Sea Oil Rig !
Webster’s writing and photographs have, additionally, been published worldwide in over fifty magazine articles, in Alpinist, Climbing, Rock & Ice, Popular Mechanics, Rolling Stone, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, National Geographic Books, and the Sierra Club. He was authored five books including all three editions of his definitive guidebook, Rock Climbs in the White Mountains of New Hampshire; Climbing in the Magic Islands to Arctic Norway's Lofoten Islands; and his best-selling autobiography (Rated 5 Stars on Amazon), Snow in the Kingdom, My Storm Years on Everest.
Ed Webster is one of 9 Americans—and the only New Englander—who has climbed a brand new route up Mt. Everest.
But his real claim to fame? He’s one of just three climbers cited in the board game Trivial Pursuit.
The other two are Mt. Everest’s first ascensionists, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay.
Click below for the Kindle eBook of Webster’s 5 Star Rated Mt. Everest book, Snow in the Kingdom
And here are Webster's 2 YouTube Mt. Everest Lecture videos, Everest The Really Hard Way:
Photo: Jochen Hemmleb
Official Website of Best-Selling Author, Inspirational Speaker,
Photographer, and Mt. Everest Veteran
"Snow in the Kingdom is the strongest book of its sort since
Joe Simpson's Touching the Void. Perhaps a closer comparison is Maurice Herzog’s classic, Annapurna."
SECOND PLACE Winner, 2001 Boardman-Tasker Mountain Literature Prize, London