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Bob Whittaker, Krist Novoselic to speak at ‘Return to Mount Kennedy’ screening

The documentary will be screened at the Bing Crosby Theater on Feb. 16.


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 4:40 p.m.

Norman Dyhrenfurth, mountaineer who led first U.S. ascent of Everest, dies at 99

Norman Dyhrenfurth, who died Sept. 24 at 99, was a talented Swiss-American climber and an exceptional siege master, one whose talent at fundraising and alpine logistics enabled American climbers to …


Whittaker legend lives on 50 years after Kennedy climb

On Tuesday, Bobby Whittaker, 48, was driving from his Seattle home for a morning workout on Mount Si when he answered the phone. “It’s a 4-mile grunt with 3,150 feet …


First U.S. team to top Mount Everest reunites

BERKELEY, Calif. – It might be hard to conceive now, in an era of extreme sports and ultra-light equipment, but there was a time when Americans who set out to …


Younger Whittaker summits Everest

Proud parents Jim Whittaker and Dianne Roberts say son Leif Whittaker has reached the summit of Mount Everest and is on his way down.