Author Archive for: ‘Jake Norton’

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

Tom Hornbein on the West Ridge, 1963 I’m about to head out the door on my seventh Everest expedition, this …

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Challenge21 Announces 21 Days of Giving…and Winning!

Tomorrow's a big day – December 1. First and foremost, it's my amazing wife's (and Challenge21 co-founder) birthday. Wende will …

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Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Hawley!

Elizabeth Hawley, the amazing, tireless, grande dame of all things Himalayan mountaineering, turns 88 today. A remarkable woman, Hawley has …

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Huntley Palmer Biscuits

Shackleton’s Biscuits: A Case for Not Eating Artifacts on Mount Everest

In 2001, high on Everest, I scoured through the tattered remains of the 1933 expedition’s Camp VI in the Yellow …

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Edward Norton’s “Donate to Drink” Video features Jake Norton’s Images

Edward Norton – no not my father, although his name is Edward Norton, too, and, also not Teddy Norton of …

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My Rwenzori Reflections: What Really Matters…

I finally wrote up my reflections on the Rwenzori Expedition. Stop on over at the Challenge21 blog if you're interested …

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Magnitude 6.9 Earthquake Rocks Nepal…When is the next one?

A massive, magnitude 6.9 earthquake rocked the far eastern region of Nepal yesterday, along its border with the Indian state …

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In Memoriam: Walter Bonatti, 1930-2011

There are a few names that are synonymous with historic, legendary alpinism: Messner, Kukuczka, Buhl, etc. And, sadly, one of …

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Climb For Sudan: Determination for a Great Cause

As many of you know, I was honored a few months back when Joe Rogers and Nick Spivey asked me …

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From Everest to Blackpool: Alfred Gregory’s Work on Display & Auction

Alfred Gregory is not exactly a household name, but his work in 1953 was seen by millions around the world. …

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