The MountainWorld Blog by Jake Norton

The MountainWorld Blog by Jake Norton

Thursday Thought: Haiti, Giving, and Carpe Diem

As I was ice climbing today, I couldn't help but think about the incomprehensible suffering of millions in Haiti, the …

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Nagqu Airport: Higher Than Any Peak in the Lower 48!

China recently announced plans to finish construction on Nagqu Dagring Airport. At  4,436 meters, or 14,553 feet, Nagqu Dagring with …

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Thursday Thought: Worth a Little Risk

[This Thursday Thought is both written and video…the reason being the video version didn't come out the way I had …

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Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival

Most of us, understandably, think of Nepal as a place where films are shot, not really where films are watched. …

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Blind and Naked

I've heard, strangely, many people remark about Erik Weihenmayer's 2001 climb of Everest that it really wasn't that remarkable. Sure, …

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The Wildest Dream preview screening

The Wildest Dream is a new film on the story of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine, starring Conrad Anker and …

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Thursday Thought: The Mountaineer as Artist

Climbers approach the Hillary Step on Mount Everest. George Mallory is known for his climbing, or, more specifically, for his …

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National Geographic Adventure…is no more…

Some sad news coming today from Steve Casimiro, West Coast Editor at National  Geographic Adventure. On his blog, The Adventure …

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The Basics of Altitude: A Primer on AMS, HACE, & HAPE, Part III

Members of Nepal's cabinet will meet on December 4th in Gorak Shep in an effort to raise awareness about the …

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