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Triumph, Teamwork, Tenacity, and Tragedy in the Rwenzori
Posted on August 26, 2011

The team summits Margherita Glacier, but celebrations are dampened by altitude sickness and then tragic news.

Challenge21: Thoughts from Near the Top
Posted on August 25, 2011

As he prepares to summit, guide Jake Norton reflects on why we climb mountains.

How Lucky We Are. In the Rwenzoris, Guide Jake Norton is Reminded of Life’s Good Fortunes
Posted on August 24, 2011

Guide Jake Norton is in Africa kicking off Challenge21, a four-year project in which he will attempt to climb the Triple Seven Summits—the three highest peaks on all seven continents. The challenge is an effort to draw funds and attention to one of the world’s greatest crises—water and sanitation

Jake Norton and Team Climb the Kilembe Trail in Uganda
Posted on August 23, 2011

Guide Jake Norton is in Africa for Challenge21, a four-year project in which he will attempt to climb the Triple Seven Summits—the three highest peaks on all seven continents.

Challenge 21: The Angle of Repose of Mud
Posted on August 22, 2011

Guide Jake Norton is in Africa kicking off Challenge21, his four-year project in which he will attempt to climb the Triple Seven Summits in an effort to raise $16,763 for Water For People.

Jake Norton Kicks off Challenge 21 in Rwanda
Posted on August 12, 2011

Story by Jake Norton Mention to most people that you’re headed to Kigali, Rwanda, and you’ll likely get surprised looks, perhaps mixed with at least a tinge of fear and confusion. That’s understandable

Jake Norton Looks Higher Than Everest, Launches ‘Challenge21′
Posted on April 27, 2011

Story and content by Jake Norton The late, great Willi Unsoeld has long been a hero of mine. He was one of the best, most adventurous climbers of his generation, climbing the famed and feared West Ridge in 1963 with Tom Hornbein.