Fitzgerald even turns vacations into occasions to test himself. Last summer in the Sierra Nevada in California, he wielded an ice ax to scale the treacherous slopes of Mount Whitney, at 14,491 ft. the highest peak in the lower 48 states. He has gone bungee jumping in New Zealand. He hang glides. All of which would be only mildly impressive if he weren’t also scared of heights, notes David Kelley, a close friend and former colleague in New York. “He sees the challenge and wants to take it on,” says Kelley.
Time Magazine has a short blurb on Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald who got a Grand Jury indictment of Vice President Cheney’s Chief of Staff.