The MountainWorld Blog by Jake Norton

The MountainWorld Blog by Jake Norton

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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Off to Nepal & Tibet!

Well, the time is finally here. I am out of the office today, and off to Nepal on Sunday morning. …

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Gurla Route on Google Earth!

For those of you who have Google Earth and are interested in seeing our climbing route through this interface, I …

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The Team

The IMG Gurla Mandhata 2006 Expedition is comprised of a great team of people from all around. They are: Jake …

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