Author Archive for: ‘Jake Norton’
The Milky Way lights up the night sky above #Cholatse and#Tawoche near the settlement of #Tukhla, #Khumbu, #Nepal. Always amazing to me to be reminded of how much light pollution we have in the west, and thus how much beauty we miss in the night sky. #liveyouradventure #travelstokeRead More
Shooting a timelapse above the village of #Deboche tonight, watching #Everest and the south face of #Lhotse and #Nuptse turn crimson. While I sat, camera clicking away, I saw a dozen #danphe, the national bird of #Nepal, for musk deer, and I’m 50% certain I caught a glimpse of a snow leopard scuttling away through the rhododenron forest…not kidding.
Amazing evening, and I’m reminded of the #Skanda #Purana: “In a hundred ages of the gods, I cannot tell three of the glories of the #Himalaya. As the dew is dried by the morning sun, so are the sins of man at the sight of the Himalaya.” #magic #liveyouradventure #travelstoke
#Namche Bazaar was buzzing with life tonight as #Sherpa continued to go house-to-house (as they had all day), singing and soliciting funds for local charitable programs. Meanwhile, ethereal clouds, dusted by the filtered light of the moon, danced through the night sky, revealing only bits of the #Kongde Ri massif rising behind town. A magical night in the #Khumbu…Thanks to @wendebvalentine for encouraging me to go out and enjoy it. #liveyouradventure #namchebazaarRead More
Leaving the chaos of #Kathmandu, #Nepal, in a few minutes to fly to #Lukla and begin the fun trek up to #Everest Basecamp. Clear day!
In this old photo, taken in 1993 when I was a student in Kathmandu, peaks of the #Ganesh Himal rise in the distance behind the #pagoda roof of #Nyatapola Temple in #Bhaktapur, one of the ancient principalities of the Kathmandu Valley. Sadly, with dust and pollution in the Valley, views of the #Himalaya from Kathmandu are increasingly rare.Read More
Off to #Kathmandu, #Nepal, to guide my friend Art to #Everest Basecamp. It’s been more than two years since I was last in Nepal, a place and people that have had more impact on my life than most anything. Excited to return and reconnect, but as always it’s a double-edged sword, as I’m leaving @wendebvalentine and the kids again. As I’ve said before, I’ll console myself in the knowledge that, in the words of George #Mallory, at night we can look up and “see the same stars”. In this photo, ethereal clouds float above prayer flags at Namo Buddha #Monastery near Dapcha, Nepal. #namobuddha #prayerflagsRead More
One of the things I love about preparing new presentations is I often dig into my image archives and rediscover photographs I had completely forgotten. Last week, I find this one of @charlesmace (Charley Mace) and Brent Bishop tagging the dramatic 12,218 foot #summit of #Aoraki, or Mount #Cook, New Zealand’s highest peak. Good memories of a great trip and climb for @eddiebauer! #liveyouradventure #hi5_fa @davidcmorton #newzealandRead More
The sun may have set on our #Kilimanjaro climb, but thanks to your generous donations and the hard work of the good people at @charitywater, a new day is dawning for people in the #Sahel region of #Africa. We surpassed our goal of $19,340, and as of this morning, we’ve collectively raised $20,155, meaning that 575 people will now get access to clean, safe #water. I can’t say enough how appreciative I am of all the generosity and support, and how proud I am of our Kilimanjaro team!
In this #timelapse, shot over several hours from Outward Bound School Hut, evening clouds swirl over Mount #Mawenzi, a satellite peak of Kilimanjaro. Camera batteries were kept charged thanks to @voltaicsystems! #charitywater #Tanzania #liveyouradventureRead More
This #Kilimanjaro climb was my sixth on the mountain, but first time on the #Rongai Route. An incredible route, few people, and we opted to spend a couple nights acclimating here at #Mawenzi Tarn Camp. Beautiful camp and setting under brilliant stars and the serrated peak of Mawenzi. #liveyouradventure @eddiebauer #water @charitywaterRead More
Leopards are renowned for their tree climbing ability, and this one was showing us why. After sitting 50 feet up in the crown of an #acacia, swaying in the wind like John Muir, he finally descended with remarkable grace and poise, limb to limb, to more stable terrain. A nice treat on our way out of #Serengeti and back home. #Tanzania #leopard #liveyouradventureRead More