Whittaker (left) in 1996 on Mount Rainier
Known for his mountain climbing experience, Whittaker became the most experienced glacier-travel guide by climbing Mount Rainier with over 250 summits. He created Rainier Mountaineering, developed a group of successful climbing-related businesses. He also led the first American ascent of the North Col of Mount Everest in 1984.
He has also written about his experiences in Lou Whittaker - Memoirs of a Mountain Guide.
- "Lou Whittaker A mountaineering pioneer". TheNewsTribune.com. 2008-03-27.[permanent dead link]
- "Brothers synonymous with mountain climbing in Northwest". Reading Eagle. (Pennsylvania). Associated Press. March 13, 1983. p. 43.
- * Lou Whittaker's page on the Rainer Mountaineering site
- Lou Whittaker: Memoirs of a Mountain Guide at Google Books