Everest’s West Ridge, World Water Day, and Why Am I Here?

Tom Hornbein on the West Ridge, 1963
Tom Hornbein on the West Ridge, 1963

I’m about to head out the door on my seventh Everest expedition, this time climbing in the historic footsteps of Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld up the West Ridge, retracing their route from the Eddie Bauer sponsored 1963 expedition.

Read my thoughts about the expedition, why I’m climbing, and World Water Day on the Challenge21 blog: http://blog.challenge21.com/2012/03/world-water-day-and-why-am-i-here.html

Jake Norton is an Everest climber, guide, photographer, writer, and motivational speaker from Colorado.

  1. Mount Everest
    Mount EverestMarch 29,12

    Hi Jake

    Just want to wish you and your team mates the very best on your Everest expedition. I hope you all reach your goal and arrive home safe and well. I will be following the dispatches!

    Mount Everest The British Story

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    trolley castorsApril 20,12

    Mount Everest is the highest mountain on the earth attracts many well-experienced mountaineers as well as capable climbers willing to hire professional guides. While not posing substantial technical climbing challenges on the standard route, Everest presents dangers such as altitude sickness, weather and wind.

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    cheapnbajerseyssaleMay 28,12

    Awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

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    lunettes soleil pradaJuly 5,12

    Det mesta av det du pekar ut är förvånansvärt legitimt och det gör mig att undra varför jag inte hade tittat på detta med detta ljus tidigare. Din artikel fick verkligen slå på ljuset på för mig personligen i den mån detta specifika ämne går. Men vid denna tid finns det faktiskt en viss position jag inte alltför bekväma med och medan jag försöker att förena det med ett centralt tema för positionen, låt mig se vad resten av dina läsare har att say.Nicely gjort.

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    lichen planus oralAugust 8,12

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    tmplayingcardsAugust 9,12

    Tekking is ma passion though i’ve never considered it as a profession….just love ur blog

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    colitis cureDecember 7,12

    This is just incredible. To me, climbing Everest sounds terrifying by itself. My respect goes out to all of them who are climbing Everest’s West Ridge. Stay safe!

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