A Life on the Edge
By (author) Jim Whittaker
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Life on the Edge by Jim Whittaker
Book DescriptionThere have been many firsts in Jim Whittaker's life. He was the first North American to summit Mount Everest. As the first manager and employee, and ultimately the CEO, of fledgling Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI), he guided the company through years of record-setting growth. He guided Bobby Kennedy up the newly named Mount Kennedy, helping him to become the first person to summit the Canadian peak. He lead the first and only International Peace Climb, which put climbers from the U.S., Russia, and China on the summit of Everest in the name of world peace.Contrary to what many people might think, Jim Whittaker's career neither began nor culminated with that famous first ascent of Everest. His achievement on Everest and his many successes before and after are, rather, the natural outcome of a life driven by a passion for outdoor adventure combined with strong leadership qualities and a commitment to making a difference. In A Life on the Edge, readers will discover a true hero -- someone who inspires others to seek challenges in their own lives.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780898867541
(222mm x 142mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Mountaineers Books
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2001
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jim Whittaker
Life on the Edge, Hardback (April 2013)» View all books by Jim Whittaker
In May of 1963 Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker stepped into world history by becoming the first American to summit Mount Everest. This 2013 special anniversary edition intends to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the first American ascent of Mount Everest. It features more than 100 photos.
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