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  • Jim Whittaker celebrates 50th anniversary of Everest climbadd to reading list  

    Posted on May 1, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Updated Wednesday, May 1 at 6:40 PM

    Fifty years ago today Seattle’s Jim Whittaker stood on top of the world, the first American to summit Mount Everest. He says his epic journey almost didn't end well when he became dehydrated after running out of water. KING 5's Meg Coyle reports.

    By MEG COYLE / KING 5 News

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