The MountainWorld Blog by Jake Norton

The MountainWorld Blog by Jake Norton

Altitude and solitude

We're all back down safely from our acclimatization round on the slopes of Gurla. Yesterday, we made the long trek …

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Flexibility…The name of the game…

Not many things in the mountains are certain. Altitudes are somewhat defined, the mountain does not move too quickly, and …

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MacGyver of Tibet

You all remember it…the cheesy show where the main character, MacGyver, is locked in a secret dungeon on a deserted …

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The Canyons of Guge

We all enjoyed the beauty and drama of our Kailash kora…There is little that can beat the beauty of a …

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Kora Kompleted…Enlightenment Undetermined…

Thirtapuri Gompa, 14,685 feet, Ngari, West Tibet Hello everyone from the Thirtapuri Gompa, the third and final part of the …

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Maoists, tapeworms, and Tibet…

I'll keep this brief – we've had a long few days, and I'm not really supposed to be using this …

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Thumkot Khola

Greetings from the sunny banks of the Karnali River and a small village called Thumkot Khola. As I mentioned in …

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Bhaktapur – The Old City

It is difficult at best to explain Bhaktapur to someone who has not been there. It is, in many ways, …

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Arrival in Kathmandu

After endless hours of flights, layovers, and more meals than normal humans would consume in a week, we arrived in …

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Off to Nepal & Tibet!

It is Friday evening, I am wrapping up at the office after a hectic week of talks, flights, travel, packing, …

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