Wednesday marks the 50th Anniversary of the first American to summit Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak. It made West Seattle native Jim Whittaker an American hero.
KOMO interviews Jim after the Mountaineers Everest 50 event on Saturday, April 20, 2013 in Seattle.
A greatly expanded version of the piece that appeared in the most recent issue of the magazine, with many interviews, photos, and old video footage.
Eddie Bauer's featured Everest page, with videos, history, gear, and more.
Press release from Mountaineers Books detailing the Anniversary Edition of A Life on the Edge.
Studio shot of Jim’s summit parka and a contemporary review by Gear Junkie.
A fascinating, no-holds-barred interview with Jim, looking back on Mt. Everest 50 years later.
Facts – both fun and fanciful – about the 1963 American Mt. Everest Expedition.
Article and interviews with Jim Whittaker, Norman Dyhrenfurth, Tom Hornbein and Dave Dingman – four of the seven living members of the 1963 team – who reunitied at an American Alpine Club Gala to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their historic achievement.