The Resource A Life on the Edge, Jim Whittaker, (electronic resource)

A Life on the Edge, Jim Whittaker, (electronic resource)

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A Life on the Edge
Title
A Life on the Edge
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Jim Whittaker
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eng
Summary
In May of 1963, Seattle mountaineer Jim Whittaker stepped into world history by becoming the first American to summit Mount Everest. More than fifty years later, he is still regarded as a seminal figure in North American mountaineering, as well as an astute businessman who helped create the outdoor recreation industry. 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. 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. Jim tells it all with verve and honesty and, true to his nature, turns every setback into the stage for new adventure. This special fiftieth anniversary edition celebrates the story of Jim's life and features a new foreword by Ed Viesturs, as well as a new final chapter that brings listeners up to date, including details of Jim's trek to Everest Base Camp in 2012 and his son Leif's recent successful summits of Everest
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Whittaker, Jim
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A Life on the Edge, Jim Whittaker, (electronic resource)
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online
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sound
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digital recording
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7374ADB5-E45C-480F-8FC4-FFB84CBF24F0
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Label
A Life on the Edge, Jim Whittaker, (electronic resource)
Link
https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BHAAAAA2l/products/7374adb5-e45c-480f-8fc4-ffb84cbf24f0
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
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  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
7374ADB5-E45C-480F-8FC4-FFB84CBF24F0
System details
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Tape configuration
not applicable
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