Joby Ogwyn

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Joby Ogwyn
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Born (1974-08-25) August 25, 1974 (age 45)
ResidenceCalifornia
Italy
NationalityAmerican
Alma materCentenary College of Louisiana
OccupationMountaineer

Joby Ogwyn (/ˈbi ˈɡwɪn/ JOH-bee OH-gwin) (born August 25, 1974) is an American mountain climber, BASE jumper and Wingsuit flyer.

Early life[edit]

Ogwyn grew up in Louisiana and studied business administration at the Centenary College of Louisiana.[1]

Mountaineering[edit]

He summited Mount Kilimanjaro when he was just 18. When he first summited Mount Everest in 1999, he was at the time the youngest American to do so.[2] He is a top speed climber. In 2004 Ogwyn beat the speed ascent record of an 8,000 meter peak at the Tibetan peak Cho Oyu.

Ogwyn planned to jump off Mt. Everest in a wingsuit in May 2014, but after an avalanche on Everest's lower slopes during the month of April, causing the deaths of 16 Sherpa guides, the jump was cancelled.

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