Jake Norton

Jake Norton

SpeakerMatch

Challenging People. Inspiring Change.

Award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and professional climber Jake Norton will motivate your team to reach their ultimate personal and professional summits, and inspire them to look beyond the summit and find meaning in all they do.

Fee Range: $7,500 - $10,000
Travels from Evergreen, CO (US)

For more information about booking Jake Norton, visit
http://www.speakermatch.com/profile/JakeNorton

Or call SpeakerMatch at 1-866-372-8768.

Jake Norton
Jake Norton - Motivational Speaker

MountainWorld Productions

Challenging People. Inspiring Change.

Award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and professional climber Jake Norton will motivate your team to reach their ultimate personal and professional summits, and inspire them to look beyond the summit and find meaning in all they do.

Fee Range: $7,500 - $10,000
Travels from Evergreen, CO

Affiliations:
  • The National Speakers Association
Jake Norton - Motivational Speaker

Jake Norton

MountainWorld Productions

Challenging People. Inspiring Change.

Award-winning filmmaker, photographer, and professional climber Jake Norton will motivate your team to reach their ultimate personal and professional summits, and inspire them to look beyond the summit and find meaning in all they do.

Fee Range: $7,500 - $10,000
Travels from: Evergreen, CO

Affiliations:
  • The National Speakers Association

For more information about booking Jake Norton,
Visit http://www.speakermatch.com/profile/JakeNorton/
Or call SpeakerMatch at 1-866-372-8768.

Blog Postings

I’m honored to have photography featured in…

I'm honored to have photography featured in in Edwards Art Gallery at @holdernesstoday through May 28. I worked with my first photography teacher, Franz Nicolay, to curate an eclectic collection of 30 images from my varied travels, running the gamut from Mount #Everest to #Rwanda, snow leopards to elephants, monks to monuments, and more. It was at #Holderness School years ago that I first fell in love with photography as a tool to not simply capture a moment in time, but to also broaden horizons, tell stories, and delve deeper into a given experience, and it's truly an honor to have my first real exhibit at the school. Hope to see some of you at the opening tomorrow night! | This photo, from my 2013 trip down the #Ganges with @pedromcb...

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Last night, I had the opportunity to…

Last night, I had the opportunity to share the story of the Ganges River with the amazing community here at @proctoracademy. It's a tough story to tell, not so much because of its vast intricacy, detail, and complexity, but more because of its seeming hopelessness. As @pedromcbride, @davidcmorton, and I made our way source to sea in 2013, and later as Pete and I put the film together, we were constantly faced with the bleakness of the subject. As the Ganges weaves its way some 1,600 miles from the Gangotri to Ganga Sagar, it's assaulted at every turn: she receives an estimated 1 billion liters of untreated, raw sewage per day...a drop in the bucket compared to the unknown quantities of heavy metals, toxic chemicals, and other industrial eff...

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Throughout the middle hills of Nepal, the…

Throughout the middle hills of Nepal, the Tamang are one of the dominant ethnic groups. They're also one of the poorest and most vulnerable groups, as shown by the stats from the 2015 earthquake, when an estimated 1/3 of all deaths and 2/3 of all structure loss was Tamang, while they make up just 5.6% of the national population. Gre, a small village in Rasuwa, is representative of many Tamang villages, with nearly every structure in town crumbling in the earthquake, and almost none having been rebuilt. Yet the people there remain steadfastly optimistic, focused more on getting through today and welcoming tomorrow rather than lamenting the woes of yesterday. | Here, a traditionally-dressed Tamang woman poses for a quick photo in between...

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To the west of Langtang, across the…

To the west of Langtang, across the Trisuli River and in the shadow of the Ganesh Himalaya, lies one of the more beautiful villages I've visited in Nepal. Lying in a quiet valley flanked by towering pines and vivid rhododendrons, Gre is a tiny hamlet of a few hundred souls. It's land bears the quintessential contours of centuries of terracing: the only real means of farming in a world of extreme vertical relief. While it's rich in nature, it remains impoverished in many ways. The cataclysmic 2015 earthquake dealt a harrowing blow to the village, leveling nearly every house and raining landslides all around. Two years later, only a couple homes have been rebuilt; unlike the valley of Langtang or the near-but-far villages of Gatlang, Gre enjo...

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Sometimes a little comfort food from home,…

Sometimes a little comfort food from home, cooked over an open hearth, is just what the doctor ordered for a 7 and 9 year old who rallied through a long-but-beautiful day. Lila and Ryrie logged about 4,500 vertical feet today, through rhododendron forests blooming red, past skittish ghoral scampering up cliffs, and through Tamang and Sherpa villages clinging to impossibly steep hillsides. A little Annie's was a welcome treat and reward upon reaching Sherpagaon, our home for the night. #liveyouradventure #tamangheritagetrail...

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Another shot of an absolutely beautiful sunrise…

Another shot of an absolutely beautiful sunrise near the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro one week ago. While not the world's most technically difficult climb, summit day on Kilimanjaro entails 4,000 vertical feet of climbing to the 19,340 foot summit... certainly nothing to be scoffed at. We had 100% success on the climb this year, and also raised a lot of money to support education in Tanzania. If you'd still like to make a contribution and help support @africaschoolassistanceproject, please see the link in my profile.#liveyouradventure @kristenrcavallo @cplating @_mattcavallo #bestmountainartists #everydayafrica #Tanzania...

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A few days ago, as my team…

A few days ago, as my team prepared for the long summit day on Kilimanjaro, I shared with them a favorite quote from legendary climber and explorer Sir Francis Younghusband. Those who know me know that the summit is, for me, not a big motivator in any climb; it's part and parcel of the whole, a goal to set the stage for the journey, but not an end in itself - just one point in time. That said, summits do have their draw, their allure, and - fittingly - their rewards. Fortunately, #Kilimanjaro tends to reward effort generously with radiant color across panoramic vistas, and she came through once again for my team this week, giving a "choice gift" for those who struggled mightily, fought hard, and reached the top: "To those who have struggled...

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Our team enjoyed another great day today….

Our team enjoyed another great day today. Starting from Mawenzi Tarn, we trekked West across the "Lunar Plateau" and into the magical rock formations to School Hut which, at 15,400 feet, is our home for the next 8 hours. Here we'll rest, hydrate, pretend to sleep (but mostly rest), and then, at about 12:30am, we'll begin the long hike to the summit of #Kilimanjaro! It's about 8 hours from here to the top, and watching this team for the past 5 days, I have no doubt we'll all stand together on the Roof of Africa! I'll send updates when possible to Facebook, Twitter, my inReach Mapshare, and here if possible. If you can, please help us reach our goal of $19,340 ($1/foot) for @africaschoolassistanceproject and their community-changing work in r...

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Early morning sunrise over Mawenzi Tarn with…

Early morning sunrise over Mawenzi Tarn with Mount Mawenzi rising behind. Not a bad way to start the day! Our team is doing great, with an acclimatization day today at this camp, then to high camp tomorrow, and summit in Friday morning. All is great! #liveyouradventure @kristenrcavallo @cplating @_mattcavallo #pixel #shotbypixel...

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As we hiked today to Mawenzi Tarn…

As we hiked today to Mawenzi Tarn Camp on #Kilimanjaro, I spoke with our Chagga lead guide, Thomas, about #Tanzania, politics, economics, and the challenges of breaking through the cycle of poverty here. Not surprisingly, he said emphatically that the only solution for the long term is education. Without accessible education for all - boys and girls, rich and poor - a society becomes mired in economic disparity, privilege and poverty, haves, have nots, and division. Thomas spoke of his own 6 year old daughter and the struggles he would face financially to send her to secondary school; he added, smiling, that he could at least manage it, while so many here cannot. That is precisely why the work of @africaschoolassistanceproject is so essenti...

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