Mount Everest, a family tradition
"Leif Whittaker has always known that walking in his father's shoes would be a difficult chore.
But here he goes, at age 25, leaving Port Townsend this week to climb Mount Everest.
In 1963 Jim Whittaker, at age 34, became the first American to summit the world's tallest peak. Now, it's his younger son's first try at the mountain."