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 immense with an incredible center, a good soul, and inspirational braveness. we will be able to all be thankful that Whittaker has ultimately placed his impressive existence on paper. Whittaker's tale is a riveting saga of excessive experience through one in all history's maximum climbers." —Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.

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

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

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

In could of 1963 Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker stepped into international 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 mountain climbing, in addition to an astute businessman who helped create the outside sport industry.

A lifestyles 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 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" adventure of social upheaval within the Nineteen Sixties and 70s, an early divorce, relatives 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, real to his nature, turns each setback into the degree for brand spanking new event. This precise 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 information of his trek to Everest Base Camp in 2012 and his son Leif's fresh winning summits of Everest.

Need extra Jim Whittaker? Checkout his interview on New Day Northwest as he talks approximately Everest, education, and the surprising variations among hiking Everest 50 years in the past as opposed to today.


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