The MountainWorld Blog by Jake Norton

The MountainWorld Blog by Jake Norton

In Memoriam: Nawang Gombu, Everest Hero & First to Summit Everest Twice

In some ways, he was an unlikely hero. All of about 5 feet tall, Nawang Gombu – or simply Gombu …

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5Point Film Festival This Weekend!

It's been a while since I've posted here at The MountainWorld blog; life has been particularly busy with the lead …

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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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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, …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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