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Everest's Deadliest Day: Earthquake, Avalanches. Jim Davidson Survived -- And Summited!

June 22, 2021 Author/geologist/volunteer/high-altitude climber Jim Davidson exemplifies resilience -- reaching the top of the world's highest peak against all odds. Season 1 Episode 21
Places I Remember with Lea Lane
Everest's Deadliest Day: Earthquake, Avalanches. Jim Davidson Survived -- And Summited!
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Jim Davidson's story is hard to believe, but all too true. He survived mountain avalanches that took the life of his climbing partner and best friend. And later, while climbing Mt. Everest in Nepal, the highest mountain in the world, a severe earthquake hit.

--Many lost their lives, and Jim helped rescue many others.  He eventually returned to summit Everest.

-- Jim is the personification of resilience. He tells his story from the beginning, when as a child he used to climb on roofs! He is not only strong and brave, he's a really great guy. You'll love listening to his inspiring life, and learning about the thrills and realities of an adventurous life.
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Jim Davidson is an accomplished high-altitude climber, motivational speaker, and  the author of The Next Everest, Surviving the Mountain's Deadliest Day and Finding the Resilience to Climb Again. He is also co-author of the New York Times best-seller The Ledge. He has been commended by the U.S. National Park Service for volunteering on risky and remote mountain rescues.
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Podcast host Lea Lane has traveled to over 100 countries, written nine travel books, including
Places I Remember, and contributed to dozens of guidebooks. She's @lealane on Twitter and  blogs at forbes.com 
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What influenced Jim to become a mountain climber
Where in the world he's climbed
Favorite destination/mountain
Skills needed to be a good traveler
Tragedy at the crevasse
Time off from climbing to reflect
Advice for bucketlist climbers
About Nepal
First (disastrous) climb on Everest
Avalanches/deaths
Helping in Nepal
Training, climbing, summiting Everest!
Resilience,"hard to make me quit"
Life Lessons- Final memory