Author Archive for: ‘Jake Norton’

An aerial view of Mount Kenya, the second highest peak in Africa. © Jake Norton / MountainWorld Photography.

The Water Tower: Reflections on Challenge21 on Mount Kenya

It’s now been a full year since we launched Challenge21’s first expedition – the Rwenzori. In that time, through climbs …

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The old truck I used…

The old truck I used to play in in Topsfield, MA. Not much left after 30 years!

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A cold morning swim for…

A cold morning swim for Pema in Loch Lomond.

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Still places to be all…

Still places to be all alone in the Rockies! Mount Bancroft East Ridge & Loch Lomond.

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Early morning in the Rockies…can’t…

Early morning in the Rockies…can’t beat it!

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Water and sanitation converging in Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya.

Mathare: Hope Like a Phoenix

What an inspiring first day in Kenya. We spent it entirely in Nairobi, and primarily in one of the toughest …

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Jake reunited with his children after Everest at the Denver airport.

Close to the Summit!

Dear Friends, Post-Everest, my internal clock is finally getting somewhere closer to Colorado time, and I’m getting some much-needed and …

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Embracing Failure

Two days before, Brent, Charley, David, and I were in just this place, saddled with 45 pound loads at nearly …

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Approaching the summit of Everest, May 22, 1963

Traffic Patterns and Lonely, Rural Routes

It’s the time of year on Everest when the big rush to the summit begins. At 3:00 AM today, the …

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Wende and Lila visiting a community on Sagar Island, West Bengal, India in 2008.

Mothers

Mothers….their job is to worry, right? Sadly, I’ve helped my mothers in that department for years. I’ve probably made their …

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