Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of Tom Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld’s bold and visionary first ascent of the West Ridge of Mt. Everest, which has been called the greatest Himalayan climb in American mountaineering history.
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Jake Norton discovers the source of his Challenge21 mission to climb 21 of the world’s highest peaks to support global access to clean drinking water.
Guide Jake Norton offers perspective on climbing the Rwenzori Mountains for Water for People.
On completing the Rwenzori leg of Challenge21, guide Jake Norton recaps the effort with thanks to the team.
The team summits Margherita Glacier, but celebrations are dampened by altitude sickness and then tragic news.
As he prepares to summit, guide Jake Norton reflects on why we climb mountains.