The MountainWorld Blog by Jake Norton

The MountainWorld Blog by Jake Norton

5641379356 3274519f72 M

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 …

Read More

Legends of American Mountaineering to be Honored

Our second annual Hall of Mountaineering Excellence gala and award ceremony for the American Mountaineering Museum is coming up fast, …

Read More

A First Ascent? Possibly. A Great Time? Definitely.

It’s not easy to find many new climbs in Colorado, especially fairly easy, long, alpine routes. But, I think my …

Read More

George Mallory and the Second Step: A Red Herring?

I’ve been slowly having my archive of slides – some 15,000 from past shoots and expeditions – scanned by ScanCafe. …

Read More

Tibet Gets New National Parks

According to the Chinese People's Daily, Tibet will be getting 3 new national parks as part of a new 5-year …

Read More
Peter Whittaker cutting turns in Antarctica.

Awesome Video from Antarctica

You probably saw the photos from our January, 2011, expedition to Antarctica, and read some of the blog posts from …

Read More

Watch Jake Norton Live Tonight!

I'm in Massachusetts now, getting ready to speak tonight at Berkshire School, an amazing prep school in western Massachusetts.  A …

Read More

Tom Waits in the Hall of Fame

This bit has nothing at all to do with mountains, aside from the fact that Tom Waits' gravelly voice rasps …

Read More

Earliest European view of Everest found in Kew Archives

This is pretty cool: A sketch of the Everest region, dating to roughly 1848, was recently discovered in the archives …

Read More

Heading Home & Final Thoughts on Antarctica

I just sent off a final, final dispatch from our adventure in Antarctica. I'm sitting in my hotel room in …

Read More