Author Archive for: ‘Jake Norton’

Everest Summit, in 140 Characters…Twitter on the Top!

Well, it was inevitable…After 3G coverage came to Everest last spring, it was only a matter of time before Tweets …

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Climber John Griber gazes at the summit of Mount Everest at sunrise from 28,000 feet on the Southeast Ridge climbing route.

Thursday Thought: Garrison Keillor on Challenge, Risk, Failure …and Joy

He’s a bit of an odd duck, that Garrison Keillor…but one possessed with an  impressive amount of odd wisdom. I …

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Incredible Films of Adventure & Inspiration: Watch Some Here!

As we on the jury for the 5Point Film Festival enter day 3 of the journey, we've been amazed at …

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5Point Film Festival in Carbondale, Colorado

As I mentioned recently, this weekend I'll be a judge for the 5Point Film Festival in beautiful Carbondale, Colorado. The …

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In Memoriam: Nawang Gombu, Everest Hero & First to Summit Everest Twice

In some ways, he was an unlikely hero. All of about 5 feet tall, Nawang Gombu – or simply Gombu …

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5Point Film Festival This Weekend!

It's been a while since I've posted here at The MountainWorld blog; life has been particularly busy with the lead …

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Introducing Challenge21: 21 Peaks, 7 Continents, 3 Years…Water For People

As a climber and photographer for some 20 years, I've had the opportunity to climb on many of the world's …

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Legends of American Mountaineering to be Honored

Our second annual Hall of Mountaineering Excellence gala and award ceremony for the American Mountaineering Museum is coming up fast, …

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A First Ascent? Possibly. A Great Time? Definitely.

It’s not easy to find many new climbs in Colorado, especially fairly easy, long, alpine routes. But, I think my …

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Conrad Anker attempts to free climb the notorious Second Step on the Northeast Ridge of Everest on May 17, 1999. Dave Hahn belays him immediately below. Photo by Jake Norton.

George Mallory and the Second Step: A Red Herring?

I’ve been slowly having my archive of slides – some 15,000 from past shoots and expeditions – scanned by ScanCafe. …

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