Author Archive for: ‘Jake Norton’

Veikka Gustafsson finishes his quest for all 14 8000-ers!

Just got an email from Ed Viesturs alerting me that his longtime climbing partner, Veikka Gustafsson of Finland just finished …

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Stephen Colbert chose NOT to climb Everest…7 times!

After my posting yesterday about Ed Viesturs appearing on the Colbert Report, Ben Swadley pointed me to another great video, …

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Jake Norton on the Colbert Report…well, kind of…

OK, it wasn’t me…but it was a photo of mine from the summit of Everest. On May 29, 2009, I …

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The Hardest Part of an Everest Expedition

There’s nothing easy about climbing mountains. They’re big, cold, and dangerous. You get sick, you get tired, your head hurts and your muscles ache and your lungs burn. And, on Everest, all of that is magnified in therarefied air most often occupied by jets.

But, to me, these are not the hardest parts of climbing big mountains…

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Mountain Climbing is Bad for the Brain

Not that this is news to anyone who spends a lot of time at high altitude…or, spends a lot of …

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Aconcagua article in Men’s Journal…and online!

As some of you know, I was on Mount Aconcagua in Argentina as part of the Eddie Bauer/First Ascent expedition …

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A missive from Deboche…

April 3, 2009 Deboche, Nepal, 12,200 feet Sitting in the small village of Deboche, a stone’s throw below the spiritual …

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Onward from Namche Bazaar

We arrived in Namche Bazaar two days ago, and will continue up valley tomorrow morning to the beautiful village of …

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Trekkers stand at the Hillary Memorial Chorten above Namche Bazaar en route to Mount Everest, Nepal. The imposing South Face of Lhotse and Nuptse, as well as the summit of Everest, rise behind.

A Return to Everest

I’m off again to Mount Everest, my sixth expedition to the mountain. It is an exciting time, and I am looking forward …

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Everything you need…nothing you don’t: Eddie Bauer returns.

Many of you have probably noticed I've been away from posting for quite some time. Along with lots of work …

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