By Jake Norton For me, guiding has always been about the mental and physical challenges associated with getting people up mountains, especially when they have little-to-no previous climbing experience. This makes climbing richer, fuller, more rewarding. It no longer is about me, but rather about others, about relationships, about teaching, empathizing and working together
SUMMIT DAY AUDIO DISPATCH #03 Everest Dispatch #63 Transcript: Jake Norton, Expedition Photographer (JN): Yes, I copy you Linden. Just trying to get in touch with Peter. I’m up on the South summit trying to figure out where they are. Over. Linden Mallory, Base Camp Manager (LM): Copy that JK. Once you get a location […]
Everest Dispatch #53 May 13, 2009 Basecamp … 17,500 ft. By Jake Norton I’m scared of Mount Everest. There, I said it. In fact, I’m scared of most mountains I climb
Everest Dispatch #39 May 1, 2009 Everest Basecamp By Jake Norton I probably shouldn’t have accepted the toast from Dave Hahn … after all, red wine with antibiotics to treat a deep-seated chest infection is perhaps not doctor recommended.
Everest Dispatch #38 April 30, 2009 By Jake Norton, Expedition Photographer It sounds pretty romantic, and lots of people envy my job. And, I must admit, I’m pretty happy with what I do for a living
Everest Dispatch #24 By Jake Norton Sherpa. It’s a name that we hear with increasing frequency in popular diction worldwide. But who are the Sherpa, and the sherpa, for that matter? The answer to this is as complex as the country in which they reside