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Jim Whittaker, the first American to summit Everest, is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of that achievement. (AP Photo/file)

Northwest climbing legend Jim Whittaker talks about historic climb

Jim Whittaker, the first American to summit Everest, is celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of that achievement on Wednesday.

Whittaker joined KIRO Radio's Luke Burbank Show Wednesday to talk about the monumental climb and how he's enjoying life in the Northwest these days.

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