|Alma mater||Centenary College of Louisiana|
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. 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.
- Adventurer-Centenary Alumnus Joby Ogwyn, Class of '97, Currently Climbing World's Tallest Unclimbed Peak Archived 2010-05-29 at the Wayback Machine, centenary.edu, retrieved February 11, 2014
- Centenary Alumnus Becomes Youngest American to Reach Summit of Mt. Everest; Joby Ogwyn, Class of '97, Stands at the Roof of the World Archived 2014-02-23 at the Wayback Machine, centenary.edu, retrieved February 11, 2014
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