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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

In the spirit of his home state, Jim Whittaker defined daring

Any Port Townsend residents who fail to recognize Big Jim on sight might be clued in by his license plates: 29,028 feet is the longtime recognized height of Mount Everest. The official height was bumped up a foot after a new survey in the 1990s.