By Jim Whittaker
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"My father's maximum dwelling heroes have been John Glenn and Jim Whittaker—a actual tremendous with a major middle, an honest soul, and inspirational braveness. we will be able to all be thankful that Whittaker has ultimately placed his impressive lifestyles on paper. Whittaker's tale is a riveting saga of excessive experience by way of one in every of history's maximum climbers." —Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
* specific anniversary variation to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the 1st American ascent of Mount Everest
* New foreword by way of Ed Viesturs and a brand new afterword via the author
* greater than a hundred pictures, together with numerous never-before-published images
In might of 1963 Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker stepped into international background via turning into the 1st American to summit Mount Everest. Fifty years later, he's nonetheless considered as a seminal determine in North American mountain climbing, in addition to an astute businessman who helped create the outdoors activity industry.
A existence at the facet: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond is Jim's brave, no-punches-pulled autobiography and a glance at a peripatetic, occasionally tough lifestyles. past the respect of the Everest summit and his different impressive hiking feats, together with the 1st American summit of K2, he overtly describes his own, "everyman" adventure of social upheaval within the Sixties and 70s, an early divorce, relatives strife, a passionate new love later in lifestyles, near-bankruptcy, and company triumphs and losses. Jim tells all of it with verve and honesty and, precise to his nature, turns each setback into the level for brand spanking new experience. This specified fiftieth anniversary version celebrates the tale of Jim's existence and contours a brand new foreword through Ed Viesturs, in addition to a brand new ultimate bankruptcy that brings readers updated, together with info of his trek to Everest Base Camp in 2012 and his son Leif's fresh winning summits of Everest.
Need extra Jim Whittaker? Checkout his interview on New Day Northwest as he talks approximately Everest, education, and the stunning ameliorations among mountain climbing Everest 50 years in the past as opposed to today.
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