The MountainWorld Blog by Jake Norton

The MountainWorld Blog by Jake Norton

Everest Weather Today

Current weather on Mount Everest

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Let’s say thanks…

Regardless of what you think of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, one thing is clear: our troops deserve …

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Why do we climb? Because it’s there?

I recently read and commented on an interesting article on Blog Critics entitled Mount Everest is Man’s Mental Achilles Heel. …

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Photos on Flickr

I recently started using Flickr to upload and share images from my travels and expeditions around the world. It is …

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Sherpa cam

In 2003, I was hired by the Outdoor Life Network to photograph and then film the Global Extremes – Mt. …

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Jake featured in Professional Speaker Magazine!

My profile in Professional Speaker Magazine, the official magazine of the National Speakers Association, just came out in the December, 2006, edition.

I was featured as part of the “Welcome Home” series, which features a new member of NSA each month with a focus on members whose story is unique.

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Teamwork: The Only Way to Climb…

For a team to function well, to have a prayer of reaching its goals, each member must be committed, 100%, to the end goal. There can be no selfishness, no looking out for #1 at the expense of the common goal. I have been reminded of this on more than one occasion.

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Ed Viesturs and Dreams

All of us must do this: Create a dream for ourselves. Set ever higher goals in life, shoot for ever loftier summits. The road will be challenging, the path at times insecure.

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Nepal headed for peace…

On Tuesday, the Nepalese government and the Maoist insurgency, led by Prachanda, came to a monumental meeting of the minds with the Maoists agreeing to lay down their arms in exchange for a legitimate position in the interim parliament.

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Fear & Survival

Fear is a double-edged sword, capable of either overwhelming and paralyzing us, or focusing all our energies and strength on the job at hand, on ensuring success.

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