(born 1979) is a mountaineer
and native of Clarksville
, though he resides in Colorado
. He starting rock climbing as a boy and progressed to larger, more challenging mountains in his early twenties.
On May 22, 2003, at the age of 23, Ben became the second youngest American
to summit Mount Everest
, via the North-Northeast Ridge Route.
His 2003 expedition to Mount Everest was captured by filmmaker and friend, Jon Miller, and made into a documentary
, Everest: The Other Side
. The film premiered on Dish Network Pay-Per-View
in May 2005. Additional footage that did not make it into the final product was released in a series of video podcasts
, entitled The Rest of Everest
. Following the ascent of Everest and premiere of Everest: The Other Side
, Clark moved to Telluride Colorado where he became host of Plum TV's Fresh Tracks
and committed to a career in producing documentaries about adventure travel. During this time, Clark continued to pioneer new routes in the Nepali Himalayas and Southwestern United States. Today, Clark expeditions the world over documenting adventure in every environment.
Clark's most recent feature length film, Ski The Himalayas
has also been released on Dish Network and Comcast Pay per View and is a also a podcast series. Although credits in television series now have Clark's name attached to them, his most passionate pursuit is still to the world's highest mountains to explore and ski.