Yesterday marked the 61st anniversary of Sir Edmund Hilary's Mount Everest summit. About a month ago Jim returned from the base camp at Everest in an unsuccessful attempt to summit Everest. What stood in his way? The most deadly avalanche in Everest history. It claimed the lives of 16 very experienced climbers. Had he succeeded, he would have been the oldest American and first great-grandfather to make it to the top.
In a 17 minute interview with Capital Public Radio's Beth Ruyak, Jim opened up about the experience, what brought him to that point and what was on the horizon.