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ISBN:
0585347492
Category:
Travelers & Explorers
Publisher:
The Mountaineers (January 1, 1997)
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Rating:
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A Life on the Edge: Memoi. has been added to your Cart. This is one of the best memoirs or autobiographers written by a one of the best mountaineers. In it, Jim Whittaker not only portrays his exploits of of Everest as the first American to summit, but the road to Everest.

A Life on the Edge: Memoi. Mr. Whittaker is now frequently quoted truthfully as saying if you are not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space. But the meaning of that quote only comes through in reading his book.

JF: Usually climbers make the final attempt from the South Col, right?. JW: They do now, because there's a route.

A Life on the Edge book. There have been many firsts in Jim Whittaker's life  . 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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Beyond the glory of the Everest summit and his other extraordinary climbing feats, including the first American summit of K2. .

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, near-bankruptcy, and business triumphs and losses.

Beyond the glory of the Everest summit and his other extraordinary . Jim tells it all with verve and honesty and, true to his nature, turns every setback into the stage for new adventure. Jim Whittaker is certainly not a great author but I enjoyed his memoir "A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond" anyway.

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. Need more Jim Whittaker?

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  • Nahelm
Excellent real life adventure .
  • Jorius
This book actually had a lot more surprises for me than I expected, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I'm pleased to add it to my mountaineering library. I wish that my life had been so interestingly adventurous! The Whittakers have been hugely iconic people in the Northwest climbing and outdoor clothing scenes.
  • Vital Beast
Wow! What an interesting life. Jim is a true hero in every sense of the word. The writing was first rate and found I was to "virtually' travel with him through his life's journey.

I was stuck by the absolute humility of the author. If I were in his shoes, I am afraid you would witness a lot of narcassitic behavior. In fact, I know you would. However, Jim keeps his ego in check and is quick to credit others with his success. I don't buy it for a minute but it was refreshing nevertheless.

If you enjoy adventure types of stories, you will be very happy with this purchase. I know I am.

Michael L. Gooch, Author, Wingtips with Spurs.
  • Vinainl
As I am a long time member of REI found the book on Jim's life very interesting. I have read many books on mountain climbing.
  • lifestyle
Jim Whittaker's book is a wonderful read about the adventurous life of a gentleman of high moral values that include the love of nature and his fellow man. I found myself inspired by Jim's unsinkable personal attitude and his exuberant embrace of the outdoors. I think this book is as much about "right thinking" as it is mountaineering. I highly recommend this as a family reader that young people, interested in climbing or not, will likely find as stimulating as their parents will.
  • Gio
This is one of the best memoirs or autobiographers written by a one of the best mountaineers. In it, Jim Whittaker not only portrays his exploits of of Everest as the first American to summit, but the road to Everest. Mr. Whittaker is now frequently quoted truthfully as saying if you are not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space. But the meaning of that quote only comes through in reading his book. He did not intent or will himself to live on the edge, it's just what came naturally as part of his and his brothers life growing up in West Seattle and trekking the mountains of Western Washington and Alaska.
  • Vertokini
This book is hard to find; neither the library or the second hand bookstore had it. It was a great price and of course, easy to get. In addition to climbing Everest, Whittaker has sailed around the world and had many other adventures.
Lots of great history here. I bought a pair of boots from him in the Pike Street store. In person he was a great guy ---very down to earth. His son, Leif; has a book that is also great and should be read in conjunction with Jim's.