142. Jim Davidson – The Next Everest

Jim Davidson is a lifetime climber and expedition leader, spending over thirty years of his life pursuing the tallest peaks this Earth has to offer. Jim has summited Mount Everest, where he survived earthquakes, avalanches, and he’s even escaped alone from an 80 foot deep glacial crevasse. He was hiking Everest in 2015, when a record-setting earthquake shook the mountain, trapping dozens of hikers in the snow. After miraculously surviving that day, he returned in 2017 and summitted the mountain. This experience, and what he learned from it, has been the main inspiration for Jim’s recent book The Next Everest.

Jim joins me this week to talk about his life-long interest in hiking, and his endless search for “awe”. We also discuss Jim’s fascinating view on time and how he uses it help maintain a healthy lifestyle. We talk about the physical and mental strain that affected his body as he hiked Everest, and the methods he used to combat both. Jim is especially good at goal setting, which we dig into a little bit as well. I hope you enjoy my interview with my new friend, Jim Davidson, and appreciate his unique views on what it means to live a good life!

“Pick something that speaks to you and strive for it.”

This week on the School For Good Living Podcast:

  • Doing the best with what is handed to you
  • Surviving the deadliest day on Everest
  • Rebuilding Nepal
  • Making sacrifices to experience life while you’re young
  • The power of leading by example

Resources Mentioned:

The Next Everest: Surviving the Mountain’s Deadliest Day and Finding the Resilience to Climb Again


Connect with Jim:

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