(NEWS CENTER) - It is without question one of the most difficult spots in the world to reach...the peak of Mount Everest.

Some have reached the summit, but many others have died trying. Thom Pollard is from Jackson, New Hampshire. Last year he decided to go for it, and he succeeded.

Pollard will be speaking about his incredible journey at the Eastman Performing Arts Center at Fryeburg Academy on Friday... all the proceeds from the event will go Memorial Hospital in North Conway.