Jim Whittaker, Date of Birth, Place of Birth


Jim Whittaker

American mountaineer

Date of Birth: 10-Feb-1929

Place of Birth: Seattle, Washington, United States

Profession: screenwriter, mountaineer

Nationality: United States

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Jim Whittaker

  • James W.
  • Whittaker (born February 10, 1929), also known as Jim Whittaker, is an American mountaineer and mountain guide.
  • Born and raised in Seattle, Washington, on May 1, 1963 he became the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest as a member of the American Mount Everest Expedition led by Norman Dyhrenfurth, alongside the Sherpa Nawang Gombu (a nephew of Tenzing Norgay).
  • They ran out of oxygen but managed to reach the summit.
  • Once there, Whittaker planted a U.S.
  • flag at the top.

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