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Joby Ogwyn’s Planned Jump Off Mount Everest Is Cancelled by Discovery Channel

JOBY OGWYN
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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 tweeted:

 

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.”

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