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: Over $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: Over $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: Over $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

Wishing a happy International Mountain Day to…

Wishing a happy International Mountain Day to all! Let's celebrate mountains today, and every day! "Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity." - John Muir, "Our National Parks," 1901. #liveyouradventure #IMD2017 #MountainsMatter #internationalmountainday @unfao | Nuptse reflected at sunset in a small pond near Gorak Shep, Nepal....

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Mountains. They inspire, they frighten, they educate,…

Mountains. They inspire, they frighten, they educate, they inspire us, perhaps in equal measure. Personally, they have been a focal point of my life since I discovered climbing at age 12. In the 31 years since, the mountains have - to quote Boukreev - been my cathedrals. The mountains have pushed me to my absolute limits physically; they've enlightened me spiritually in profound ways; they've educated me culturally and opened my eyes to peoples and cultures and worldviews I would have missed otherwise; and the mountains have taught me innumerable times their intrinsic worth to us as a physical and spiritual world. The might and power of the mountains - and the people, flora, and fauna who inhabit them - belies a masked reality: they are pow...

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Sending a huge happy birthday to this…

Sending a huge happy birthday to this amazing woman as she leaps into another trip around the Sun! I'm forever inspired by her passion, compassion, infectious zest for life, and dedication to our people and planet. And, of course, I'm forever grateful for the love she brings to our family... And for tolerating me and teaching me to be a better person! Here's to many more adventures to come, my love, and many more years of love and laughter! #inspired #lucky #HappyBirthday #liveyouradventure...

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It’s always good to travel, and always…

It's always good to travel, and always nice to return home... Especially when Mother Nature puts on a show in the back yard. #thankful #liveyouradventure #shotbypixel #shotonmoment #momentgear...

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No one but me and the fishermen…

No one but me and the fishermen out for a sunrise run this morning... Peace and beauty. #liveyouradventure #greatblueheron #shotbypixel...

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Have you ever imagined climbing one of…

Have you ever imagined climbing one of the famed Seven Summits? Ever dreamed of climbing to the 19,340 foot Roof of Africa and watching a sunrise like this one? How about climbing an amazing mountain with a great group of people, and raising money at the same time for critical and life-changing education in #Tanzania? If so, please consider joining me in June, 2018, for a special climb of Mount #Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak! This will be my 9th trip to Kili, and we'll be raising money for @africaschoolassistanceproject, an amazing organization that is literally changing lives and communities across Tanzania. The trip will take us to ASAP projects, then up the Rongai Route on Kili - a fabulous route with very few people - to the summit...

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Honored that our film, Holy (un)Holy River,…

Honored that our film, Holy (un)Holy River, was awarded Best Cinematography at the 20th Annual United Nations Association Film Festival. It was a long process for @pedromcbride and I to tell the story of the Ganges, and very happy to see it resonate well with audiences around the world. Huge thanks to the jury, audience, and team at #UNAFF2017! #liveyouradventure #gangas2s #gangaaction...

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The #Ganges River in India is a…

The #Ganges River in India is a flowing contradiction. On the one hand, the river is revered, viewed as a living incarnation of the divine in the form of the goddess Maa Ganga. Her physical embodiment as the flowing waters and fertile floodplains of this mighty river that sustains some 500 million people along its 1600 mile course is also revered, for without her the breadbasket of north India would have no lifeblood. Simultaneously, though, and counter-intuitively, the river is a blighted example of anti-respect and abject defilement. Maa Ganga's waters are recipients of billions of liters of untreated sewage, industrial chemicals, toxic runoff, and human remains on a daily basis; the ample prayers offered to her are no match for the incom...

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As friends around the world gather to…

As friends around the world gather to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Light, I find myself thinking about how important the idea is in this day and age. If you're not familiar with it, Diwali (or Tihar in Nepal) is a grand festival of light - both visual and spiritual - and celebrates the victory of good over evil, knowledge over ignorance, hope over despair, and light over darkness. As our world seems ever more consumed with hatred and violence, division and destruction, anger, vitriol, and spite, let's all bring some light into our corners, some hope into this world, and remember the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: "Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. Hate...

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It’s with great sadness I learned this…

It's with great sadness I learned this morning of the passing of Norman Dyhrenfurth at age 99 at home in Salzburg. I got to know Norman first by legend as the leader of and cinematographer for the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition and producer of the film "Americans on Everest," and I'd much later get to know him personally through our 2012 film about that expedition, "High and Hallowed: Everest 1963." The son of climbers and explorers, Norman came to the mountains naturally, and left his mark. He was a member of the 1952 Swiss Everest Expedition - which nearly reached the summit - and then led an attempt on Lhotse in 1955, and filmed the first ascent of Dhaulagiri in 1960. But, it was the 1963 American expedition which garnered him th...

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