Thursday, May 1, 2014

Daredevil Joby Ogywn Recounts Everest Avalanche

On the morning of April 18, Joby Ogywn was lying in his sleeping bag, in a tent, at a base camp on the side of Mt. Everest, when he heard the awful sounds of the avalanche that would claim 16 lives, including three members of his own team. It was the single worst disaster in the history of the world's tallest mountain.

Ogywn, a famed daredevil, was prepping for an audacious stunt: climbing to the top of Everest and jumping off in a wingsuit. He canceled the stunt the next day (Discovery Channel was going to air it live), and started a relief fund to help the families of the victims.

He stopped by the newsroom to talk about that day, the relief fund, and why the the tragedy won't stop him from doing what he does for a living.

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