Category Archive for: ‘Photography’

Conrad Anker attempts to free climb the notorious Second Step on the Northeast Ridge of Everest on May 17, 1999. Dave Hahn belays him immediately below. Photo by Jake Norton.

George Mallory and the Second Step: A Red Herring?

I’ve been slowly having my archive of slides – some 15,000 from past shoots and expeditions – scanned by ScanCafe. …

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Earliest European view of Everest found in Kew Archives

This is pretty cool: A sketch of the Everest region, dating to roughly 1848, was recently discovered in the archives …

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Aerial images by GeoEye of Everest with route and note overlays added by Jake Norton.

Everest from the Air…with Routes & Features

A lot of you were interested in the aerial image of Everest from GeoEye I blogged about last week. I …

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High Resolution Aerial View of Everest

The folks over at GeoEye – who regularly put out some stunning images – just released a new, high-res photo …

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See the Great Migrations on November 7

I first met Bob Poole in South Africa while covering the 2003 Global Extremes series for the Outdoor Life Network. A …

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Photos from Younghusband’s 1903 Expedition to Tibet

In 1903, Sir Francis Younghusband led an expedition into Tibet during the latter part of the famed Great Game era. …

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A Roving Genius of Mind & Mountains: Bradford Washburn, the Man Behind the Lens

While perhaps not as well known as some of his contemporaries from the famed Harvard 5, Bradford Washburn had a climbing …

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The First Adventure Photographer: Vittorio Sella

Highest peak of the Rouies as seen from the Chardon Glacier, August 3, 1888 When I was a kid, I …

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Sunset panorama of Everest's Northeast Ridge from Camp VI at 27,300 feet. Visible are the First, Second, and Third Steps as well as the Summit Pyramid. © Jake Norton/MountainWorld Productions. All Rights Reserved.

Lost Panoramas of Everest’s Northeast Ridge

Several years ago, I made a couple of posts with interactive panoramas of Everest’s Northeast Ridge. One, of the shot …

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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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