Author Archive for: ‘Jake Norton’

Off to the Rainier Mountain Festival

I'm off tomorrow morning for a few days of fun and photography at the Rainier Mountain Festival. Always a fun …

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Thursday Thought, September 10, 2009

One of the questions we, as climbers, get quite often is a simple one with a remarkably complex answer: Why …

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Thursday Thought

One of the first climbing books I ever read was the classic Scrambles Amongst The Alps by Edward Whymper. It …

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A Legend Needing a Hand: Layton Kor

The name associated with the climb was often more terrifying than the rating, or even the climb itself. To me, …

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Kathmandu to Copenhagen…climate change in South Asia

For anyone who has been to the Himalaya over the years, you can't help but notice that things are, well, …

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Musical tribute to George Mallory

Perhaps music is on my mind since I just saw Crosby, Stills, and Nash at Red Rocks last night. (By …

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1924 Everest video footage

I always love watching archival footage of the 1924 Everest Expedition. I've posted a lot of information over the years …

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Thursday Thought…#2 for today

Generally, I would only post one Thursday Thought…and, generally I stay out of politics on this blog. But, with the …

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Brad Washburn’s last photos

As any of you who follow the goings on at the American Mountaineering Museum know, a selection of Bradford Washburn's favorite …

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Thursday Thoughts

Why climb mountains? The answer cannot be simple. It is compounded of such elements as the great beauty of clear, cold air, of colors beyond the ordinary, of the lure of…

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