On May 1, 1963, along with Sherpa Nawang Gombu (a nephew of Tenzing Norgay), Jim Whittaker became the first American to summit Mount Everest. In this episode, Peabody Award winning CNN Producer, Sarah Holbrooke, sits with Jim to discuss the soul of the mountains and what it was like to climb the highest peak prior to the innovations in outdoor gear we enjoy today.

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