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About Jake Norton

The mountains have long been my home – I started climbing in 1986, when I was 12 years old. And, …

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Chiyaa, or Nepali tea, Chaubas…

Chiyaa, or Nepali tea, Chaubas style. Chaubas, a tiny village high above Dolalghat in the Kavre-Palanchok district of #Nepal, hasn’t changed much in 50 years. In 1963, the American Mount #Everest Expedition stopped here, and the idea to attempt to climb the West Ridge was cemented by Tom Hornbein, Willi Unsoeld, & the “West Ridgers”. A cool step back in time from our expedition last spring.

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Hornbein Couloir on Everest: I’ve…

Hornbein Couloir on Everest: I’ve been rReading and doing a lot of work lately on the story of The West Ridge ascent in 1963. One of my favorite views of the crux of the route: the Hornbein Couloir.

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Jake reunited with his children after Everest at the Denver airport.

Close to the Summit!

Dear Friends, Post-Everest, my internal clock is finally getting somewhere closer to Colorado time, and I’m getting some much-needed and …

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Embracing Failure

Two days before, Brent, Charley, David, and I were in just this place, saddled with 45 pound loads at nearly …

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Approaching the summit of Everest, May 22, 1963

Traffic Patterns and Lonely, Rural Routes

It’s the time of year on Everest when the big rush to the summit begins. At 3:00 AM today, the …

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Everest is Laughing at Us

“Everest is laughing at us,” I thought, perhaps in a moment of delirium high on the wall leading to the …

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The Opportunity to Fail

It’s funny – to some degree – how sometimes you wish and wish for something, the wish comes true, and you …

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Higher Than Everest

It’s hard to believe it’s been one year since the journey of Challenge21 began. We officially launched on Earth Day, …

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Introducing Challenge21: 21 Peaks, 7 Continents, 3 Years…Water For People

As a climber and photographer for some 20 years, I've had the opportunity to climb on many of the world's …

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