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A Life on the Edge, Anniversary Edition : Memoirs of Everest and Beyond
by Jim Whittaker and Ed Viesturs


Overview - In May of 1963 Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker stepped into world history by becoming the first American to summit

Mount Everest. Fifty years later, he is still regarded as a seminal figure in North American mountaineering, as well as an astute

businessman who helped create the outdoor recreation industry.  Read more...


 
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Overview
In May of 1963 Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker stepped into world history by becoming the first American to summit

Mount Everest. Fifty years later, he is still regarded as a seminal figure in North American mountaineering, as well as an astute

businessman who helped create the outdoor recreation industry.

"A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond" is Jim's courageous, no-punches-pulled autobiography and a look at

a peripatetic, sometimes difficult life. Beyond the glory of the Everest summit and his other extraordinary climbing feats,

including the first American summit of K2, he openly describes his personal, "everyman" experience of social upheaval in

the 1960s and 70s, an early divorce, family strife, a passionate new love later in life, bankruptcy, and business triumphs and

losses. Jim tells it all with verve and honesty and, true to his nature, turns every setback into the stage for new adventure.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781594856662
  • ISBN-10: 1594856664
  • Publisher: Mountaineers Books
  • Publish Date: April 2013
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 10.1 x 7.1 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.5 pounds


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Books > Sports & Recreation > Mountaineering
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Adventurers & Explorers
Books > Biography & Autobiography > Personal Memoirs

 
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