Stories tagged: Jim Whittaker
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 …
Thu., March 26, 2015, 8:11 a.m.
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 …
Sat., Feb. 23, 2013
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 …
Wed., May 26, 2010
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.