Jim Whittaker Oral History

Title

Jim Whittaker Oral History

Date

February, 2013

Description

Oral history interview conducted with Jim Whittaker at the 2013 American Alpine Club Annual Benefit Dinner. Mr. Whittaker speaks about the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, conservation and his love of climbing and mountaineering and for the outdoors. Topics also include tissue deterioration due to lack of oxygen in the Death Zone, the differences between climbing Everest today and climbing it in 1963, the friendships he formed with his expedition team members and his wife Dianne Roberts, who is also an accomplished mountaineer in her own right.

Language

English

Format

Rights

Copyright the American Alpine Club

Identifier

OralHistory0018

Publisher

The American Alpine Club Library

Contributor

Jim Whittaker
Dianne Roberts
Photo courtesy of James Aikman

Interviewer

Unknown

Interviewee

Jim Whittaker

Location

Craneway Pavilion, San Francisco, CA

Original Format

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Duration

21:19

Files

Whitaker.jpg

Citation

“Jim Whittaker Oral History,” The Collections of the American Alpine Club Library, accessed August 3, 2020, http://library.americanalpineclub.org/items/show/132.

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