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 love that time of year when…

I love that time of year when the creeks swell with snowmelt and start weaving through ice dams and the sweet smell of spring is in the air, and the water is refreshing rather than deathly freezing. I love it... Just not in mid-February. | Today Bear Creek near Kittredge, Colorado, was flowing fast, snowmelt carrying away the ice that normally would provide a sturdy bridge across. 60 degrees my mid-morning in Evergreen. #notright #liveyouradventure #climatereality #climatechange...

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I usually choose to go for hikes…

I usually choose to go for hikes where few others go, bushwhacking up drainages to connect one valley to another and better understand the landscape around me, getting the lay of the land and following my nose and heart... And just to truly be away and immersed in nature as much as one can be these days. One of my favorites is nearby, but seemingly miles away. Rye and I went there today, across a should-be-frozen-but-now-flowing-fast Bear Creek and then a couple miles back up a cool, semi-hidden canyon, following animal paths and scat, past fresh elk carcasses, and up through a labyrinth of rocks and cottonwoods and cacti to the 100 year old remains of an old home of which nothing but chimneys remain. There we found, sadly, the charming cal...

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The Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda and the…

The Rwenzori Mountains of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo are one of the ranges in the world being hit hardest by climate change. When the Duke of Abruzzi went there in 1906, he and his team documented some 43 distinct glaciers; less than 20 remain, and those that do have less than 25% of their mass. The loss of glaciers in the Rwenzori is not just sad for climbers and tourists. Their waters help nourish vast plains and farmlands below, home to many people and critical species. And, the Rwenzori are a key source of the White Nile, and essential waterway in Africa. I find myself thinking of these and other ranges, and indeed the climate of the world as a whole, on this day as the Republicans are forcing through a vote on Scott Pr...

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I remember watching the awe and wonder…

I remember watching the awe and wonder on my children's faces as the experienced true wilderness for the first time. It was a look of pure joy, innocent wonder, robust curiosity, and a zest to see more, experience more, learn more about their world and their abilities within it. They've known from a young age that the wild lands we have left are a precious gem, a jewel of our planet, the legacy of our nation. Like me, they treasure the wild, and fear for its future. From the rise of anti-science and alternative facts to the growing power of industry over preservation, short term economic gain for the few over long term sustainability for the many, our wild lands and all that depend on them are once again at risk. Today, let's honor the word...

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A portion of the 360 degree panorama…

A portion of the 360 degree panorama I shot at the South Col on Mt. Everest back in 2009. I was shooting an expedition with my @eddiebauer teammates and had a spare day here at 26,000 feet, so went out to explore with @jgriber and got this view. Not a bad place for a rest day and a little hike, with views of Lhotse, Everest, Makalu, and out to Kangchenjunga in the distance. See the full, immersive panorama through the link in my profile. #liveyouradventure...

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Editing photos to get my mind off…

Editing photos to get my mind off politics, and came across this one of Mt. Rossman and surrounding peaks from Union Glacier Camp in Antarctica 6 years ago. Great memories from that expedition bringing @eddiebauer back to the continent. #liveyouradventure With @khfilms @carolinewaregeorge @sethwaterfall @ed_viesturs...

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In 2012, @pedromcbride went to Mt. Kenya…

In 2012, @pedromcbride went to Mt. Kenya with @kimhavell, @francothepapa, and others to tell the story of East Africa's iconic water tower. The trip brought us nearly to the top of the mountain, nearly hit by lightning, and all the way down to the arid lands of Samburu National Reserve whose lifeblood - the Ewaso Ng'iro River - flows from the slopes of Mt. Kenya. The result was the film, The Water Tower, which is now available online through @outsidetelevision #outsidetvfeatures. See our film and many more great films with a free, 7-day trial at try.outsidetv.com. (see clickable link in my profile) | In this photo by @pedromcbride, I'm moving along the final summit ridge of Kenya and into a nasty lightning storm where the rocks hummed,...

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Thanks for the welcome show, Cochise Stronghold….

Thanks for the welcome show, Cochise Stronghold. Great to be here! #liveyouradventure #cochisestronghold #sunset #amazingearth #bestmountainartists...

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As the sun set from our vantage…

As the sun set from our vantage point in the Hills overlooking Tucson, Arizona, A fitting scene emerged to mark the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017. In some ways, it was dismal. Rain splattered on saguaros as a multi-day winter storm marched across the desert landscape, scratching - at least short-term - our hopes of a warm rock climbing get away, with snow in the forecast for the high ramparts of Cochise Stronghold. But, sprinkled amongst the ominous storm clouds word literal and figurative rays of hope: bits of sunlight popping through the cloud, reminding me that tomorrow is another day, and this storm, too, shall pass. 2016 was a year I'm happy to see in the rear view mirror: it was one racked with geo-political turmoil and traged...

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I didn’t know him well. In fact,…

I didn't know him well. In fact, I only met him once and spoke with him on the phone a few times. But those brief interactions - and the many Legends and stories I had heard years prior - showed me that Dick Pownall, who sadly passed away two weeks ago, was yet another true hero of the golden age of mountaineering. A gifted and strong climber, Dick made impressive ascents early on, including the Pownall-Gilkey on the Grand Teton in 1948 and, the following year, Pownall unlocked the Pendulum Pitch high on the North Face of the Grand Teton. It was undoubtedly ascents like these that earned Dick a spot on the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition. With his strength and skill, Dick had a good chance of being on the first summit team, but in a...

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