Author Archive for: ‘Jake Norton’

The Remotest Place on Earth

On South Georgia in 2004…Felt pretty remote to me! I've been to some pretty remote places…or so I thought. Western …

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Thursday Thought: The Oft-Forgotten H. W. “Bill” Tilman

I've long been an admirer of Harold William "Bill" Tilman (1898-1977). I first encountered his name – and his legend …

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The Basics of Altitude: A Primer on AMS, HACE, & HAPE

Altitude has been on my mind a lot recently; my colleagues and I at the American Mountaineering Museum are putting …

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Anthropographia – Human Rights in Images

There's an abundance of photography competitions out there these days, from the best fish photos to landscapes and nature, even …

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Thursday Thought: Criticism, Conservation, & Politics by Teddy Roosevelt

I've always been enamored with Teddy Roosevelt. A gallant, eloquent statesman, he was also an ardent supporter of conservation in …

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Secrets of Shangri La

Cave complex in Upper Mustang, Nepal. He looked like Indiana Jones…really. And, it was probably intentional, a modern-day archaeologist/anthropologist of …

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Hidden Histories of Exploration by the RGS

A few weeks ago, I posted about some previously unseen images from the 1922 Everest Expedition having been found by …

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Thursday Thought: No Child Left Inside

Lila on Mt. Kinabalu, Borneo, at 7 months Last night I was with the First Ascent team at the Eddie …

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Thursday Thought: Get Travelin’ – October 15, 2009

  I’ve always loved to travel…Visiting foreign lands, experiencing new cultures and worldviews, religions and politics, never ceases to expand …

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Be First…Get Sponsored

You've heard about the great gear by First Ascent from me recently…Now, Eddie Bauer wants to help you get out …

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