Author Archive for: ‘Jake Norton’


Beautiful morning for our flight to #Pokhara,…

Beautiful morning for our flight to #Pokhara, with glimpses of the Himalaya peeking through the monsoon clouds. We’re off, out of Kathmandu and bound for #Mustang – excited to escape the heat and humidity, and to get shooting. | In this photo, #Machhapuchare, or Fish Tai, rises above Pokhara and the foothills. #liveyouradventure @clarkliesl @mreverest7x @clark_finn

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Long before it was on the map…

Long before it was on the map as a tourist destination, #Nepal was well known throughout South Asia for its artisans. #Newar craftsmen traveled far and wide to create, their skill and precision refined and cherished. And, the craftsmen are still at it today. In this photo, goldsmith Ujjwal Bajracharya heats a bead of gold using a wax lamp and mini mouth bellows, and later pounds the gold amazingly thin and flat using a hammer and anvil. His skills, handed down through generations, century after century, are not unlike those of whoever created the fine, silver and gold funerary mask discovered in a dusty cave above the village of #Samdzong, #Mustang, by @mreverest7x, @clarkliesl, Mark Aldenderfer, @coryrichards, and their team several years ago. Excited to be returning once again to Mustang to help capture and share these amazing stories of the history of Nepal, the Himalaya, and the Silk Road. #liveyouradventure #silkroad #goldsmith

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En route back to #Kathmandu, #Nepal, for…

En route back to #Kathmandu, #Nepal, for another spell exploring and shooting the caves, landscapes, ancient history, and ancient peoples of #Mustang. It’s been a year since I was last in Nepal; it always seems like too much time has passed between trips, and yet when I touch down in that familiar, magical, wonderful land, it never seems like any time has passed at all. | In this photo, a woman prays behind a veil of juniper smoke at #Swyambhunath. #liveyouradventure #homeawayfromhome

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Sending happy birthday wishes to His Holiness,…

Sending happy birthday wishes to His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, who turns 81 today. He’s spread the timeless gospel of compassion and empathy for decades, and continues to be an inspiration to so many, myself included. I hope that someday greater wisdom can permeate the frightened corners of the Chinese government, and the Tibetan right to spiritual freedom can return to the Plateau (and, to the Uighurs and so many more). I will keep my fingers crossed for that eventuality, but won’t hold my breath. #dalailama #hesnotathreat #liveyouradventure

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And, finally, a bit of proper sun…

And, finally, a bit of proper sun just at the end of the day, with waves and driftwood on the shores of Loch #Linnhe. #liveyouradventure #lgg5

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Got some nicer weather today for a…

Got some nicer weather today for a little walk in the hills above #Glencoe up the Coire nan Lochan. Kids had a great time, despite the rain, gazing at waterfalls, sweeping ridges, cloud drama, and huge slugs. Amazing terrain here in the Scottish Highlands! Definitely hoping to come back when there’s snow on the ground and ice on the rocks! #liveyouradventure #lgg5

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He never wanted the mountain named after…

He never wanted the mountain named after him. In fact, Sir George #Everest – who was born today (July 4) in 1790 – was very much in favor of finding local names for peaks surveyed under his watch as Surveyor General of #India under the Great Trigonometric Survey. However, Peak XV, identified in 1856 as the highest peak in the world after being measured by Bengali mathematician Radhanath Sikdar, had no easily identifiable local name that then Surveyor General Andrew Waugh could find. (French maps, of 1716 showed the peak as named #Chomolungma from the north in Tibet; #Sagarmatha, the now-common name from #Nepal, is a more modern addition.) Thus, in 1865, despite his protests, the Royal Geographic Society named Peak XV officially Mount Everest. Sir George Everest padded away the following year, in 1866. #liveyouradventure #everesthistory

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Fun times exploring along River #Lednock with…

Fun times exploring along River #Lednock with the kids en route to #Deil’s Cauldron. So much to see and do here in #Scotland, and the kids are in heaven in a land so different from #Colorado. #liveyouradventure #Comrie

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A nice cloud show this afternoon in…

A nice cloud show this afternoon in the village of #Comrie, #Scotland. Looking forward to exploring some of the Highlands for the next week. #liveyouradventure

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Moody morning for a run through the…

Moody morning for a run through the Lake District on the road leading to #Wast Water and #Scafell Pike. Amazing country here, and just wish I had time (and better weather) to explore some of George Mallory’s early climbs. #liveyouradventure @eddiebauer #wastwater #lakedistrict

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