World-renowned climber, photographer, philanthropist, and inspirational speaker Jake Norton.


Jake Norton is a world-renowned climber, photographer, filmmaker, philanthropist, and inspirational speaker. Based in Evergreen, Colorado, Jake’s worldwide adventures have taken him to the summit of Mount Everest (three times) and on expeditions on all seven continents.

His photography has appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, National Geographic, Forbes, and Oprah, while his film footage has been used in documentaries and television series.

As a speaker, Jake has inspired tens of thousands of people and companies worldwide to reach new summits and enjoy their climb to the top. He is also a sought-after trainer, conducting highly-interactive full and half day leadership and teamwork workshops for corporations and associations.

Jake is also an active philanthropist. He is an Ambassador – along with Reinhold Messner – for the United Nations’ Mountain Partnership, and in this role he advocates on behalf of mountains, mountain environments, and mountain peoples. In 2011, he founded Challenge21, a multi-year climbing and fundraising project dedicated to the global water crisis, and its solutions. To date, Jake has launched four Challenge21 expeditions, shared his message with over one million people worldwide, and raised some $300,000 for his non-profit partner, Water For People.

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Climbs & Expeditions

Since 1993, Jake Norton has been climbing the world’s greatest mountains, and leading clients to the summits of their dreams. From Mt. Everest to Mt. Rainier, the Rwenzori to Gurla Mandhata, Jake has climbed hundreds of peaks on all 7 continents. Expeditions highlights ¬†include:


As one of the world’s top expedition adventure photographers, Jake Norton has shot on assignment on the world’s highest peaks and in its toughest conditions. From shooting seven Everest expeditions to races across the jungles of South America and the deserts of Africa, Jake’s worked on all continents and environments. Some of his shoots include

Inspirational Speaking

Since 1999, Jake Norton has been a professional speaker and trainer. From Microsoft to SC Johnson, Ford to Shell to Philips to Chevron, Jake has inspired audiences from the top Fortune 500 companies to climb their Everests. As a trainer, Jake conducts 1/2 to multi-day leadership and teambuilding sessions, with clients including the US EPA, NOAA, NSSL, and more. See below to learn more about his presentations and trainings.