NW climbing legend Jim Whittaker

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by New Day Producers

KING5.com

Posted on April 18, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Updated Thursday, Apr 18 at 12:57 PM

Next month marks the 50th anniversary for a true Northwest legend. On May 1, 1963, Jim Whittaker became the first American to summit Mt. Everest, the worlds highest mountain. His historic climb and all of his outdoor accomplishments have made him one of the most highly regarded mountaineers of all time.

In celebration of this Golden Anniversary, a special edition of Jim's award-winning memoir A Life on the Edge is being released with a brand new, updated final chapter. This special edition contains new stories and many more photos.

For more information about Jim Whittaker, his book or his upcoming events, visit his website www.jimwhittaker.com/

 

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