Jim Whittaker

Jim Whittaker


Jim Whittaker's accomplishments are wide and varied: In addition to achieving the first American summit of Everest, Whittaker was the first full-time employee of Recreational Equipment Inc. (REI) and was the company's CEO until 1978. In 2012, at the age of 83, Whittaker attempted to hike to Everest Base Camp and made it to nearly 17,000 feet. He and his wife, Dianne Roberts, live in Port Townsend, Washington. 

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