The MountainWorld Blog by Jake Norton

The MountainWorld Blog by Jake Norton

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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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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