Life on the Edge : Memoirs of Everest and Beyond, A

Life on the Edge : Memoirs of Everest and Beyond, A

By: Whittaker, Jim

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There 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.

Title: Life on the Edge : Memoirs of Everest and Beyond, A

Author: Whittaker, Jim

Categories: Nature, Outdoor Recreation/Adventure,

Publisher: Seattle, WA, U.S.A., Mountaineers Books, The: 1999

ISBN Number: 0898867541

ISBN Number 13: 9780898867541

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Inscription: Inscribed By Author

Weight: 1.00

Seller ID: 089059

Description: Inscribed by Jim Whittaker.

Keywords: MOUNTAINEERS BIOGRAPHY AUTOBIOGRAPHY GENERAL SPORTS RECREATION MOUNTAINEERING,