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

* precise 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 pictures, together with numerous never-before-published images

In may perhaps of 1963 Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker stepped into global background 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 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 existence. past the distinction of the Everest summit and his different striking mountaineering 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, 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 level for brand new event. This designated fiftieth anniversary version celebrates the tale of Jim's existence and contours a brand new foreword by means of 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 surprising modifications among mountaineering Everest 50 years in the past as opposed to today.


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