Jim Whittaker is all about this place. Growing up in Seattle gave me the good fortune to be in the same neighborhood as the Whittaker family and I delivered newspapers to their home. Jim was an early model for me when I began discovering the majesty of the mountains and landscape of the Northwest. To watch him go on to Mt. Everest was a huge inspiration and stuck with me. I was eventually given an opportunity to travel to the Himalayas, which changed my life. Congratulations on 50 years! Thank you, Jim!
>>Jim Whittaker (Seattle Times)
Mountaineers is hosting two events for legendary climbers Jim Whittaker & Tom Horbein. Both men were huge inspirations for me. These events raise vital funds for Mountaineers conservation and stewardship programs. I am donating a place in my upcoming Seattle Art of Composition workshop and a copy of my book “THE HIGH HIMALAYA”” for their auction.
This event is sold out: http://www.mountaineers.org/everest50/default.cfm
But tickets for the presentation and book launch on May 22 with Tom Hornbein and author Jon Krakauer are still available: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/5431034370#