Leif Whittaker has climbed Mount Everest twice and is the author of “My Old Man and the Mountain.” His father, Jim Whittaker, was the first American to climb Everest, in 1963.
Leif Whittaker has climbed Mount Everest twice and is the author of “My Old Man and the Mountain.” His father, Jim Whittaker, was the first American to climb Everest, in 1963. Freya Fennwood Courtesy
Leif Whittaker has climbed Mount Everest twice and is the author of “My Old Man and the Mountain.” His father, Jim Whittaker, was the first American to climb Everest, in 1963. Freya Fennwood Courtesy