Himali, a Boulder, CO-based brand specializing in mountain apparel, announced that Ed Viesturs, the renowned mountaineer, will join the company as a partner, athlete and designer.

Viesturs is the only American to have climbed all of the world’s 14 peaks over 8,000 meters (26,246 feet) without the use of supplemental oxygen — a project that lasted 18 years.

National Geographic named Viesturs its Adventurer of the Year in 2005.

Viesturs has also worked with outdoor brands including Mountain Hardwear and First Ascent, as a spokesperson and design consultant.

Dave Schaeffer, founder, Himali, stated, “We are thrilled to announce this partnership with Ed and couldn’t be more excited about what is to come.”

“What Ed brings to the table is invaluable. He’s a real-life superhero with a design-based background. He has a wealth of experience using and designing gear that allows you to perform at your highest level. Our visions of where we want to take this are well aligned.” Schaeffer added.

Photo courtesy Himali/Ed Viesturs