If there’s anything more terrifying than jumping off of Mt. Everest, it has to be telling your parents you’re going to jump off of Mt. Everest. That’s exactly what Joby Ogwyn had to do though, in preparation for “Everest Jump Live.”
Above, you can view an exclusive clip from the special of that moment. As one might expect, they’re very nervous for their son, but believe in him.
The special, which begins Sunday, May 11, at 9 p.m. ET/6 PT (weather permitting) on Discovery, will follow Ogwyn as he scales the mountain, before leaping off it it wearing a wingsuit equipped with cameras. Before the climb and jump, Discovery will present “Everest: Live From Basecamp,” beginning May 5 at 11 p.m. ET/PT, hosted by NBC News’ Willie Geist.