Former Shreveporter Joby Ogwyn is mourning the loss of some of his Sherpa guides on Mount Everest.

The former Centenary student had been planning to attempt a jump off of Mount Everest wearing only a wingsuit. That planned jump has now been cancelled by the Discovery Channel.

The 39-year-old Ogwyn is a mountain climber, BASE jumper and Wingsuit flyer. He attended Centenary College of Louisiana where he studied business administration.


Ogwyn first climbed Everest when he was 24 years old, becoming the youngest American to reach the summit of the 29,035-foot mountain. He did it in just nine and a half hours.

Three years ago he tested the jump from an airplane.

The Shreveport native explained his fearlessness to CNN, saying: “I’m not afraid to die. I’m not afraid to live my life on my own terms.”