GPS Use during Mountain Climbing

Mountaineer Jim Whittaker, the first American to reach the summit of Mount Everest, uses a Magellan GPS receiver on Mt. Rainier in 1989.

Caption:
Jim Whittaker uses a Magellan GPS receiver on Mt. Rainier.
Type: Photograph
Image Date: 1989
Image Taken: Mt. Rainier, Washington, United States
Credit: Dianne Roberts
Origin: Dianne Roberts
Creator: Dianne Roberts
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Jim Whittaker uses a Magellan GPS receiver on Mt. Rainier.