Author Archive for: ‘Jake Norton’

Thinking outside the box

Clever, and definitely outside the box thinking. Thanks to cartoonist Gary McCoy for this, and to a friend for sending …

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Video of the Swiss on Everest in 1952

I just came across this cool film of the 1952 Swiss attempt on Everest via the Southeast Ridge, from the …

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Thursday Thoughts…

As a person who loves and collects quotes, I'm going to start a regular posting of my favorite quotations, or …

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Skiing (and snowboarding) down Everest

Lots of news out there recently about the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Expedition, which is on Everest as we speak and …

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Death in the mountains…Is it what you want even though you’re doing what you love?

Why do we always want to nullify the tragedy of someone’s death – especially someone who died climbing or in other adventure pursuits – by putting it in the box of “doing what he or she loved”?

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The biggest waterslide adventure, in honor of a hot summer day

Not really sure what this has to do with anything, aside from a friend of mine just sent it to …

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In Memoriam: Craig Luebben, 1960-2009

I didn't know him well, but certainly knew of him. Amazing climber. Kind-hearted man. Inventor of the Big-Bro, making off-width …

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We shall not cease from exploration…

 In my presentations, I often use a favorite quote of mine by T.S. Eliot: We shall not cease from explorationAnd …

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Best of Taos Mountain Film to screen at American Mountaineering Center

From speed riding at over 150 kph down Aconcagua to extreme climbs by Chris Lindner to rarely seen footage of …

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Healthcare for $1.00 per person, per year

My friend Scott MacLennan of The Mountain Fund just posted a great video of his new initiative in the remote Rasuwa …

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