mount everest

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4:26 pm
Fri January 24, 2014

Author Discusses America’s First Everest Expedition

Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden spoke with author Brot Coburn. He lives in Wilson, and his book “The Vast Unknown” is about America’s first expedition up Mount Everest. Coburn says many of the members of the expedition honed their climbing skills in Wyoming.

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Best of Wyoming
9:26 am
Tue November 27, 2012

Laramie’s Mark Jenkins discusses his Everest trip

Mark Jenkins

Laramie resident Mark Jenkins returned to Wyoming after climbing Mount Everest in May 2012.

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2:16 pm
Fri May 25, 2012

Laramie man reaches the summit of Mount Everest

University of Wyoming

Laramie resident Mark Jenkins has reached the summit of Mount Everest.

Jenkins reached the summit of the world's highest mountain on
Thursday. He called his wife by satellite phone from a lower camp a
few hours later.

The University of Wyoming announced Jenkins' achievement. He
first attempted to climb the mountain in 1986 when he was a
graduate student at the university. He's a writer-in-residence for
the UW master's degree program in creative writing.