Category Archive for: ‘Challenge21’

Just a few hundred of the many thousands people living on Sagar Island in the Bay of Bengal commuting by boat through crocodile infested waters to nearest big port, Diamond Harbor. Photo taken by Jake on Water For People field visit with Wende and Lila in November 2008.

The Snows of Everest to the Bay of Bengal

I’m sitting here at basecamp, preparing to head back uphill in one day to continue climbing toward the West Shoulder. …

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How Do You Go To The Bathroom Up There??

That’s the perennial question after I give slideshows and presentations about Everest. The question is almost always followed by giggles …

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The Opportunity to Fail

It’s funny – to some degree – how sometimes you wish and wish for something, the wish comes true, and you …

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Higher Than Everest

It’s hard to believe it’s been one year since the journey of Challenge21 began. We officially launched on Earth Day, …

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Everest’s West Ridge, World Water Day, and Why Am I Here?

Tom Hornbein on the West Ridge, 1963 I’m about to head out the door on my seventh Everest expedition, this …

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Challenge21 Announces 21 Days of Giving…and Winning!

Tomorrow's a big day – December 1. First and foremost, it's my amazing wife's (and Challenge21 co-founder) birthday. Wende will …

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Edward Norton’s “Donate to Drink” Video features Jake Norton’s Images

Edward Norton – no not my father, although his name is Edward Norton, too, and, also not Teddy Norton of …

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My Rwenzori Reflections: What Really Matters…

I finally wrote up my reflections on the Rwenzori Expedition. Stop on over at the Challenge21 blog if you're interested …

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A Short Update from Kampala, Uganda

The whole team and I spent the day taking in some of the sights of Kampala today, as well as …

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A Great Need: Water in Rulindo, Rwanda

Hello from Kampala, Uganda! I just spent a powerful two days in Rulindo, Rwanda, seeing the need for water and …

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