The MountainWorld Blog by Jake Norton

The MountainWorld Blog by Jake Norton

From Yalbang Gompa, Humla, Nepal

Audio post from Yalbang Gompa, Humla, Nepal.

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We snuck it in…

It was one of the toughest days I've had in the mountains…any mountain, anywhere. Gurla Mandhata is, simply, not an …

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The bid begins…

Climbing in the Himalaya is always, without exception, a juggling act. You've got to balance acclimatization with storms and the …

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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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