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

By Jim Whittaker

ISBN-10: 1594856664

ISBN-13: 9781594856662

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

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

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

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

In might of 1963 Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker stepped into global historical past by way of 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 outside sport industry.

A existence at the part: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond is Jim's brave, no-punches-pulled autobiography and a glance at a peripatetic, occasionally tough lifestyles. past the respect of the Everest summit and his different awesome hiking feats, together with the 1st American summit of K2, he brazenly describes his own, "everyman" event of social upheaval within the Nineteen Sixties and 70s, an early divorce, kinfolk strife, a passionate new love later in existence, near-bankruptcy, and company 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 new experience. This certain fiftieth anniversary variation celebrates the tale of Jim's lifestyles and lines a brand new foreword by way of 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 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 ameliorations among hiking Everest 50 years in the past as opposed to today.


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