Jim Whittaker's A Life on the Edge, Anniversary Edition: Memoirs of Everest PDF

By Jim Whittaker

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

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

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

* greater than a hundred photographs, together with numerous never-before-published images

In may perhaps of 1963 Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker stepped into international background by way 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 open air activity industry.

A existence at the facet: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond is Jim's brave, no-punches-pulled autobiography and a glance at a peripatetic, occasionally tough existence. past the honor of the Everest summit and his different notable hiking 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, relations 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, precise 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 lifestyles and lines a brand new foreword through Ed Viesturs, in addition to a brand new ultimate bankruptcy that brings readers up to date, together with information 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 modifications among mountain climbing Everest 50 years in the past as opposed to today.


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