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Encyclopedia > Jim Whittaker

Note: This article is about the mountaineer. For the ice hockey player see Jim Whittaker (hockey player). Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ...


Jim Whittaker (born in 1929 in Seattle) is the first American to summit Mount Everest in 1963; he is the twin brother of Lou Whittaker, a mountain guide (who is often mistakenly credited with that summit). 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... City nickname Emerald City City bird Great Blue Heron City flower Dahlia City mottos The City of Flowers The City of Goodwill City song Seattle, the Peerless City Mayor Greg Nickels County King County Area   - Total   - Land   - Water   - % water 369. ... Mount Everest is the highest mountain on Earth above mean sea level. ... 1963 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... For the baseball player, see Lou Whitaker. ...


In 1965 he guided Robert Kennedy up the newly-named Mount Kennedy. 1965 was a common year starting on Friday (link goes to calendar). ... Robert Kennedy Robert Francis Bobby Kennedy, also called RFK (November 20, 1925–June 6, 1968) was the younger brother of President John F. Kennedy, and was appointed by his brother as Attorney General for his administration. ... Mount Kennedy is a peak in the St. ...


He led the International Peace Climb in 1990. 1990 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Famous Quotes: "If you aren't living on the edge, you are taking up too much space."


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  • http://www.banffcentre.ca/mountainculture/media/2002/whittaker.htm

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Jim Whittaker's success on Everest and his many achievements before and after are the natural outcome of a life driven by a passion for outdoor adventure.
Jim Whittaker was born in Seattle in February 1929.
Whittaker was at the Kennedy home in 1968 when Bobby decided to run for the presidency.
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Jim Whittaker was captured by the Japanese in early 1942 and spent 3 and 1/2 years in labor camps in Southeast Asia
Whittaker, in November, 1942, was sent to the northern end of the construction at Thanbyuzayat in Burma where the prisoners were working south on the line.
Whittaker had the kind of malaria that would recur about every 10 days, and when he was sent out to work on the railroad, he was soon sent back to Thanbyuzayat to stay in a hospital.
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