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MY PERFECT ADVENTURE: JAKE NORTON

Outside Magazine writer Samantha Michaels interviewed Challenge21 Co-Founder Jake Norton (along with Bear Grylls) for the new Outside feature “My Perfect Adventure”. There were some fun, tough, and thought-provoking questions!

outside-magazine-mediumNovember 1, 2012

MY PERFECT ADVENTURE: JAKE NORTON

Interview by Samantha Michaels

The “mountain waddler” tells us Nepal gives him goose bumps, why his most important travel accessory is a photograph, and why sometimes the most admirable climbers are those with the will to turn back.

Mountain climber Jake Norton has stood atop some of the world’s highest points. The 37-year-old has climbed five of the Seven Summits, spending more than 365 days on Mount Everest alone and summiting the mountain three times. On other Everest expeditions, he helped discover the 75-year-old remains of British climber George Leigh Mallory, assisted in the rescue of two dying Chinese glaciologists, and became the first person to find and visit all of the mountain’s pre-World War II high camps. His travels have taken him from Costa Rica to southern Africa and Malaysia, and in 2004 he retraced the famous 1917 expedition of Antarctic explorer Ernest Shackleton across South Georgia island.

Read the full interview here…

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