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

* detailed anniversary version to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the 1st American ascent of Mount Everest

* New foreword through 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 may perhaps of 1963 Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker stepped into international heritage by means of 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 outside sport industry.

A lifestyles at the part: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond is Jim's brave, no-punches-pulled autobiography and a glance at a peripatetic, occasionally tricky lifestyles. past the honour of the Everest summit and his different amazing mountaineering feats, together with the 1st American summit of K2, he brazenly describes his own, "everyman" adventure of social upheaval within the Sixties and 70s, an early divorce, kin strife, a passionate new love later in lifestyles, near-bankruptcy, and enterprise triumphs and losses. Jim tells all of it with verve and honesty and, actual to his nature, turns each setback into the degree for brand spanking new event. This distinctive 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 up to date, together with info of his trek to Everest Base Camp in 2012 and his son Leif's contemporary 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 mountaineering Everest 50 years in the past as opposed to today.


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