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 ...

A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond 2000, Mountaineers Books, Seattle

ISBN-13: 9780898867541

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A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond 1999, Mountaineers Books

ISBN-13: 9780898865400

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