Author Archive for: ‘Jake Norton’
A #tbt shot from #Everest. @conrad_anker comes out of our tent at 25,600 foot Camp V on the North Ridge on April 30, 1999, the day before Conrad found the remains of George #Mallory on the north face. Great memories from 16 years ago. #georgemallory #himalaya #mounteverest #liveyouradventure @internationalmountainguides @dharmabum333 #SquareInstaPicRead More
Today, in 1938, the last of the pre-World War II #Everest expeditons arrived at #Rongbuk Basecamp. Led by H.W. “Bill” #Tillman, the expediton was small and light, and cost only about $4,000 to launch. Bad weather haunted the expediton, however, and eventually stopped their progress at about 27,400 feet. In 2004, I was able to re-discover the 1938 high camp, perched on the windswept Northeast Shoulder, far from the traditional route of today. Check out a video and description of that climb and discovery – link in my bio.
In this shot, from 1999, a monk from Rongbuk walks past a #chorten at Rongbuk #Monastery, #Tibet, with Everest’s North Face rising behind.
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As I drive with the kids through the #parched #desert of Western Arizona, headed toward the Mojave, I can see the realities of water needs abs climate change in this landscape…and my mind wanders to another great desert facing climate change woes: #Antarctica. As reported by #NPR recently, researchers have discovered warn seawater penetrating underneath the #Totten Glacier, one of the largest #glaciers of East Antarctica, causing rapid and frightening melting. Totten, at 75 miles long and 18 wide, contains enough ice to raise global sea levels by 11 feet if it fully melted. In this photo, Peter Whittaker gazes at the vast glaciers of central Antarctica – also under threat from climate change – from high camp on #Vinson Massif.
#climatechangeisreal #liveyouradventure #climatechange @eddiebauer
Phurba Tashi climbs the upper reaches od the Ridge on Mount on May 30, 2003. I was shooting stills and video on this trip for a wild reality TV series calles Global Extremes. Great time with a great team.
After the tragedy of last year on Everest, some teams have moved their ascents to the technically more demanding – but objectively less dangerous – North/Northeast Ridge route, which ascends via. It’s a great route, and one which I’ve been fortunate to climb on 4 times. But, it’s by no means trivial: the summit day on the Northeast Ridge begins higher (high camp is at 27,200 feet or 8200 meters), and the upper Northeast Ridge is long, involved, and at times somewhat technically demanding.
It will undoubtedly be an interesting season on Everest, and my fingers are crossed for great safety above all else @eddiebauer @studio8apps
Excited to share stories of and finding in one’s life and career with the students and community of Western State University in an hour. In this photo, during a pivotal expediton for me on Everest, Peter ascends toward the South Summit in 2009. @eddiebauerRead More
Had a great time last night sharing stories of Mount with the students of Western State and community of last night, as well as our film, High and Hallowed: Everest 1963. In this shot, @charley.mace climbs the West Shoulder headwall toward the West Ridge in 2012 rises behind, and the Western and Camp 2 sit far below @eddiebauer @davidcmorton @jimaikmanRead More
Kunyan Singh, age 80, has lived in nearly all his life, and has worked as a since he was a young boy. A small but village, Devprayag marks the spot where the and join, forming the mighty. Making clothes, Singh says, is not easy work, and his swollen, twisted fingers are testament to that. But, it’s all he’s ever known. And, as my 12 year old student translator tells me, he’s living – and may soon be dying – at the sacred confluence, at the start of Ma, so that makes all the challenges of life ok. He bathes each day in the river, and one day he’ll die on her shores, attaining, or release, from, the cycle of death and rebirth. With a big smile and the ubiquitous head bob, he whirrs his sewing machine back to life and continues work.
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Jake will be speaking at his alma mater, Colorado College, on Monday, February 23, at 5:00PM in the Edith Kinney Gaylord …Read More
In Fall 2013, @pedromcbride, @davidcmorton, and I traveled high up the, pictured here, 20km above, the spiritual beginning of the River, and the. Seen in this photo from above, the Gangotri winds BY and past the towering – and still IV.
Up by the Chaukhambas, where scant few ever travel, the terrain is wild and untouched, seemingly pristine. But, even here, our samples revealed high levels of nitrates, most likely from heavy fertilizer use in, and elsewhere that is cast into the atmosphere, and falls as tainted snow upon the Gangotri. This rough beginning for the Ganges is only the start of the at-times startling pollution we saw downstream.
It’s been an amazing journey documenting this sacred, revered, and reviled river and with @pedromcbride and @madhav108a, and now the toughest part begins – wading through terrabytes of footage and carving out the river’s story in images and words. The edit begins… Huge thanks to @eddiebauer, @microsoftusa, @natgeo, and more for the support to make this project a reality