A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond, Anniversary Edition
Jim Whittaker (Author)
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"My father's greatest living heroes were John Glenn and Jim Whittaker--a physical giant with a huge heart, a decent soul, and inspirational courage. We can all be grateful that Whittaker has finally put his extraordinary life on paper. Whittaker's story is a riveting saga of high adventure by one of history's greatest climbers." --Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
* Special anniversary edition to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of Mount Everest
* New foreword by Ed Viesturs and a new afterword by the author
* More than 100 photos, including several never-before-published images
March 05, 2013
7.1 X 1.2 X 10.1 inches | 2.5 pounds
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About the Author
Jim Whittaker's accomplishments are wide and varied: In addition to achieving the first American summit of Everest, Whittaker was the first full-time employee of Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) and was the company's CEO until 1978. In 2012, at the age of 83, Whittaker attempted to hike to Everest Base Camp and made it to nearly 17,000 feet. He and his wife, Dianne Roberts, live in Port Townsend, Washington. Find him online at www.jimwhittaker.com.