A Life on the Edge

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User Review  - amerynth - LibraryThing

Jim Whittaker is certainly not a great author but I enjoyed his memoir "A Life on the Edge: Memoirs of Everest and Beyond" anyway. I've read far better books about his K2 expeditions (Galen Rowell's ... Read full review

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Jim Whittaker's autobiography is a quick-paced look at the life of an inspirational outdoorsman. One finishes the book wanting to know more about him and his family. His book chronicles a life of many adventures and left me grateful that I raised my kids in the Northwest-where kids can have access to many great outdoor opportunities. 

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Contents

FOREWORDS
7
PREFACE
10
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
12
INTRODUCTION
13
EXPOSURE
17
RISK
31
APPRENTICESHIP
49
BIGGER FASTER HIGHER
61
CLIMBING WITH THE KENNEDYS
119
ROLLER COASTER
139
NEW HEIGHTS
153
REPRISE
175
CUTTING LOOSE
201
ROCK BOTTOM
213
THE SUMMIT ON THE SUMMIT
231
LIFE WELL LIVED
259

FALLING
73
EVEREST
85
INDEX
265
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