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Tuesday, April 9, 2013

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

Passing the baton: Leif Whittaker, left, and Jim Whittaker swap summit tales in the Whittaker family home, where Jim displays the ice ax he carried to the summit in 1963. Whittaker and Nawang Gombu spent about 20 minutes on the summit in a punishing wind before heading back to their high camp.