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"My father's maximum residing heroes have been John Glenn and Jim Whittaker—a actual gigantic with an important center, a good soul, and inspirational braveness. we will all be thankful that Whittaker has eventually positioned his impressive lifestyles on paper. Whittaker's tale is a riveting saga of excessive experience via one in all history's maximum climbers." —Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

* particular 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 numerous never-before-published images

In may perhaps of 1963 Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker stepped into international historical past through changing into the 1st American to summit Mount Everest. Fifty years later, he's nonetheless considered as a seminal determine in North American hiking, in addition to an astute businessman who helped create the open air sport industry.

A lifestyles at the side: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond is Jim's brave, no-punches-pulled autobiography and a glance at a peripatetic, occasionally tough existence. past the respect of the Everest summit and his different impressive mountain climbing 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, relations 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 experience. This specific fiftieth anniversary version celebrates the tale of Jim's existence 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 profitable 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 mountain climbing Everest 50 years in the past as opposed to today.


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