Category Archive for: ‘First Ascent’

Humility: The Name of the Game

 Back in February, I wrote a Thursday Thought about ego…and the need to not have one in life. In it …

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Outside in Aspen – a participatory adventure weekend

This coming weekend, June 11-13, 2010, I'll be joining a handful of other professional athletes for a few days of …

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Climbing Cotopaxi and other adventures in Ecuador

 Approaching the summit of Cotopaxi. Photo by Jake Norton. As many of you know, I was down in Ecuador recently …

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Charlie Houston, Yvon Chouinard, Bob Bates, Bob Craig, Ed Viesturs, and more!

Save the date for a night of mountaineering lore on April 10, 2010, as we celebrate  the accomplishments of four …

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Thursday Thought: Gaston R├ębuffat On Guiding

Q: What's the difference between a large pizza and a mountain guide? A: A large pizza can feed a family …

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Be First…Get Sponsored

You've heard about the great gear by First Ascent from me recently…Now, Eddie Bauer wants to help you get out …

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First Ascent launches in 183 stores!!

Ed Viesturs on Everest, May, 2009. Photo by Jake Norton. As most of you know, I’ve been working closely with …

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Thursday Thought…on Friday morning…

Sitting here in the Vancouver Airport waiting to fly home after 5 days in Whistler for a conference with Eddie …

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Jake Norton on the Colbert Report…well, kind of…

OK, it wasn’t me…but it was a photo of mine from the summit of Everest. On May 29, 2009, I …

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The Hardest Part of an Everest Expedition

There’s nothing easy about climbing mountains. They’re big, cold, and dangerous. You get sick, you get tired, your head hurts and your muscles ache and your lungs burn. And, on Everest, all of that is magnified in therarefied air most often occupied by jets.

But, to me, these are not the hardest parts of climbing big mountains…

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