The episode starts with Ben being reunited with his friend Jess Roskelley, who is the youngest American to ever summit Everest. At the time Ben was the second youngest. The two share their summit experiences and the challenges of the climb in general, while Jon catches it all on tape. It’s a great segment as these two young climbers chat like only old friends can, and share experience like only Everest summitteers can. It’s fun to sit and listen to them almost like you’re in the tent yourself.
Also, don’t forget to head over to the Podcast Awards Page to vote for The Rest of Everest in the “Best Video Podcast” category. You can vote once every 24 hours all the way up to and including the 11th of August, which is this Saturday. Jon will be attending the event live, so lets send him home with a big trophy!
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