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Network Television Broadcasts & International Press Coverage

In all, coverage of Tom Whittaker's climb of Mount Everest, has aired in more than 150 countries world wide and has been seen by some 50 million households. CBS dedicated the entire prime time show, Public Eye with Bryant Gumble to a documentary covering the climb and it was re-cut for “48 Hours Adventure” with Dan Rather. Tom Whittaker was featured on the NBC Today, CBS Morning Show, FOX News, Extra, CNN International’s Q & A, The Discovery Travel Network, Fit TV, and Planet X.

His achievements have aired on Canadian television and as a one hour documentary on Australia’s prime time show SUNDAY. Tom Whittaker’s accomplishments drew world press as a feature story in all major newspapers and in many magazines, including People, Time, Outside and WE.

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Crossing a crevasse in the Khumbu Icefall. This is one of the few places in the world that ladders play a legitimate role in mountaineering.
Photo—Tom Whittaker Collection

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Khumbu Icefall guards the entrance to Mount Everest; a shifting cascade of ice that drops over a two thousand foot cliff.
Photo—Cindy Whittaker, Tom Whittaker Collection

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Summit pyramid of Mount Everest as seen from the Sol Col at 26,000 ft.
Photo—Jeff Rhoads, Tom Whittaker Collection

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Trekking into Everest base camp Tom Whittaker is surrounded by Himalayan peaks.
Photo—Howard Kelley, Tom Whittaker Collection

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Tom Whittaker on the Khumbu glacier shortly after his successful bid to reach Mount Everest's 29,035 foot summit.
Photo—Howard Kelley, Tom Whittaker Collection

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Tom Whittaker on Aconcagua's 22,831 foot summit. Located in the Argentinian Andes, this is not only the highest mountain in South America, but also the tallest in the western hemisphere.
Photo—Tom Whittaker Collection

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Tom Whittaker in the hospital after car accident, 1979.
Photo—Bruce Bistline, Tom Whittaker Collection

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Tom Whittaker on the fixed lines of the Lhotse Face - one vertical mile to the South Col at the base of the Southeast Ridge of Mount Everest.
Photo—Jeff Rhoads, Tom Whittaker Collection

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Tom Whittaker assists fellow C.W. HOG member, Carl Brinker, to rappel down an 80 foot basalt cliff.
Photo—Tom Whittaker Collection

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Tom Whittaker
Photo—Pete Hecht, Tom Whittaker Collection

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Tom Whittaker addressing the Money Group at their national sales convention in Miami, Florida.
Photo—Tom Whittaker Collection

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Tom Whittaker after summitting on Aconcagua. Tom uses ski poles to assist his balance on rough terrain with his Flex-Foot prosthesis.
Photo—Tom Whittaker Collection

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