Author Archive for: ‘Jake Norton’

Thursday Thought: Gaston R├ębuffat On Guiding

Q: What's the difference between a large pizza and a mountain guide? A: A large pizza can feed a family …

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The upper parts of "Childhood's End" on Big Rock Candy Mountain, Colorado.

Thursday Thought: The Storm Years

Note and apology: This Thursday Thought was supposed to come out last Thursday, January 21, 2010, but in my sick …

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North Face movie premiere at Mountaineering Museum – for FREE!

North Face, a film inspired by a true story, follows the adventures of two soldiers, Toni Kurz (Benno Furmann) and Andi …

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Palindromic Inspiration

Many of you have probably already seen this…In fact, by last count on YouTube, nearly 9.2 million people have enjoyed …

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Charlie Houston “Brotherhood of the Rope” Video

I've written quite a bit about Charlie Houston, the climbing legend who sadly passed away in September. Just the other …

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Thursday Thought: Haiti, Giving, and Carpe Diem

As I was ice climbing today, I couldn't help but think about the incomprehensible suffering of millions in Haiti, the …

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Nagqu Airport: Higher Than Any Peak in the Lower 48!

China recently announced plans to finish construction on Nagqu Dagring Airport. At  4,436 meters, or 14,553 feet, Nagqu Dagring with …

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Thursday Thought: Worth a Little Risk

[This Thursday Thought is both written and video…the reason being the video version didn't come out the way I had …

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Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival

Most of us, understandably, think of Nepal as a place where films are shot, not really where films are watched. …

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Blind and Naked

I've heard, strangely, many people remark about Erik Weihenmayer's 2001 climb of Everest that it really wasn't that remarkable. Sure, …

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