My Old Man and the Mountain

My Old Man and the Mountain

A Memoir

Book - 2016
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In 1963, the world followed the first American Mount Everest Expedition, and watched as "Big Jim" Whittaker became the first American to stand on top of the world. He returned home a hero. My Old Man and the Mountain is Leif Whittaker's engaging and humorous story of what it was like to "grow up Whittaker," as the youngest son of Jim Whittaker and Dianne Roberts, and amid an extended family of accomplished climbers. Readers learn of his first adventures with family in the Olympic Mountains and on Mount Rainier; his close, yet at times competitive, relationship with his brother Joss; his battle with a serious back injury; and his efforts to stand apart from his father's legacy
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Mountaineers Books, [2016]
ISBN: 9781680510690
Characteristics: 284 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm


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Lief Whittaker is the youngest son of the first American to climb Mt. Everest and lives in Bellingham. This memoir is his story of growing up in the shadow of his famous father, Jim Whittaker, his climbing adventures starting at an early age, and his own ascent of Everest with his family beside h... Read More »

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