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Leif Whittaker

Leif Whittaker has climbed many of the world’s tallest peaks. His writing and photography have appeared in Powder, The Ski Journal, and Backcountry. He lives in Bellingham, Washington, and is a seasonal USFS climbing ranger on Mount Baker. Leif is the son of Jim Whittaker, the first American to summit Mount Everest. Visit him at and on Instagram @LeifWhittaker.