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By Jim Whittaker

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"My father's maximum dwelling heroes have been John Glenn and Jim Whittaker—a actual enormous with a tremendous middle, a good soul, and inspirational braveness. we will be able to all be thankful that Whittaker has ultimately placed his striking lifestyles on paper. Whittaker's tale is a riveting saga of excessive event through one in all history's maximum climbers." —Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

* specified anniversary variation to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the 1st American ascent of Mount Everest

* New foreword via Ed Viesturs and a brand new afterword by means of the author

* greater than a hundred images, together with a number of never-before-published images

In might of 1963 Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker stepped into international heritage through changing 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 outside activity industry.

A lifestyles at the aspect: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond is Jim's brave, no-punches-pulled autobiography and a glance at a peripatetic, occasionally tricky existence. past the honor of the Everest summit and his different remarkable mountaineering feats, together with the 1st American summit of K2, he overtly describes his own, "everyman" event of social upheaval within the Sixties and 70s, an early divorce, family members 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 degree for brand new event. This certain fiftieth anniversary version celebrates the tale of Jim's lifestyles and contours a brand new foreword via Ed Viesturs, in addition to a brand new ultimate bankruptcy that brings readers up to date, 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 modifications among mountaineering Everest 50 years in the past as opposed to today.


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