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
https://www.speakermatch.com/profile/JakeNorton

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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 https://www.speakermatch.com/profile/JakeNorton/
Or call SpeakerMatch at 1-866-372-8768.

Blog Postings

Water. To most of us in the…

Water. To most of us in the developed world, it's something we take for granted. Turn the right tap, cold, clean water comes out. Turn the left, hot, clean water comes out. Sprinklers click on automatically, spraying potable water on our lawns even when it's raining. Water scarcity, while a growing concern, is generally just an occasional annoyance for the vast majority of us. But, what if that bounty changed? What if our abundance turned suddenly to scarcity - as in Capetown and many other places - and the taps stopped flowing? We'd find ourselves abruptly tossed into the difficult reality of some 860 million globally who live without consistent access to safe water. For nearly 1 in 7 inhabitants of the globe, days are spent in a continua...

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And, we’re off! Heading back to Nepal…

And, we're off! Heading back to Nepal with two other families for some fun adventures in Langtang and to connect with old friends nearby as well. Amazed that we'll have 7 kids, ages 7 - 13, tromping through the hills. Fortunately, with @miahwatt on board as well, we adults won't be outnumbered anymore. Good times ahead! #liveyouradventure...

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In 1895, bacteriologist Ernest Hanbury Hankin was…

In 1895, bacteriologist Ernest Hanbury Hankin was working on the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers in India, and was to see no evidence of major cholera outbreaks amongst the populace even when millions flocked to bathe in the rivers during festivals. His later tests found something mysterious, especially in Ganges water: in standard Ganga jal, cholera was killed off in less than 3 hours. The same water, if boiled first, had no ability to kill the cholera bacteria. Hankin would later hypothesize about his findings in an 1896 paper for the Pasteur Institute, suggesting the presence of some organism in the Ganges water that was remarkably adept at killing cholera. Years later, in 1917, Felix d'Herelle helped shed more light on Hankin's findings, findi...

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It took 45 days to travel the…

It took 45 days to travel the length of the #Ganges source to sea, and another couple years to take our film from raw footage to finished story. It's nice to see it's still got legs on the film festival circuit, and @pedromcbride and I are thrilled it will screen twice this week at the renowned Sedona International Film Festival (@sedonafilmfestival). Holy (un)Holy River screens tonight at 7:20 PM at @harkinstheatres in #Sedona alongside another great film, Captain of Utopia, by @sarah_delben. If you can't make it tonight, I'll be there for the second screening and a Q&A afterward in the same theater on Saturday, March 3, at 1:20 PM. Come on down to see the film and the other amazing films at the festival this year! #liveyouradventure #...

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The remote, former kingdom of Upper Mustang…

The remote, former kingdom of Upper Mustang captures the imagination with its austere landscape of deep canyons, towering cliffs, and snow capped peaks looming large on the horizon. Look closer, and the cliffs above villages and throughout the region are dotted with caves, painstakingly carved over millennia to perform rite and ritual, to worship, and to bury the dead. I was fortunate enough to shoot in this region and in many of these caves with @clarkliesl and @mreverest7x for the @novapbs "Secrets of the Sky Tombs" film which will air again tonight on local @pbs stations, telling the story of this ancient land and the first people to inhabit it... Like this soul, 1500-2000 years old, slowly reassembled by archeologist Marion Pouxy in a r...

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Often it’s the simple, backyard forays that…

Often it's the simple, backyard forays that yield the best views, the most solitude, and the deepest rewards. "And into the forest I go, to lose my mind and find my soul." #liveyouradventure #shotbypixel...

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Some Thoughts on Shitholes: Dear Mr. Trump,…

Some Thoughts on Shitholes: Dear Mr. Trump, Over the holiday, we spent Christmas Day with our families, as well as two friends we've known for the past year and a half. Two years ago, Kelemu and Yabsera found themselves in a very different situation, scratching out a living in a tent within the refugee camp of Kakuma along with 185,000 others from Sudan, Ethiopia, and elsewhere. They were some of the fortunate ones, able to secure an opportunity to come to the United States and begin life anew. And, indeed they are: Kelemu rises before the sun each morning to kiss Yabsera goodbye, before catching a bus to the airport where he pushes wheelchairs of disabled passengers to their planes. Yabsera heads off to second grade, where she studies dil...

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Goodbye, 2017, and, welcome, 2018. May your…

Goodbye, 2017, and, welcome, 2018. May your 365 days bring more peace, joy, love, and compassion to all. #liveyouradventure #NewYear #shotbypixel #momentgear @moment...

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Sunrise over the Arctic, from 36,000 feet….

Sunrise over the Arctic, from 36,000 feet. Magical. #whatawonderfulworld #liveyouradventure #feelingsmall...

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I’m not a churchgoer, but nonetheless find…

I'm not a churchgoer, but nonetheless find a resonance with small, humble places of worship like this one tucked into the mountains of Innsbruck. I guess I've just never understood the need of most faiths to construct gaudy edifices of gold and gilt, towering temples not so much to the divine, but to man's need for power, hierarchy, and a sense of permanence in a world of impermanence. A simple place of worship such as this seems far more likely to me to connect one to the divine, a basic space more a part of nature than apart from it, tucked into the world of mountains where ego is shattered and humility fostered, and the knowledge that we are wonderfully insignificant is echoed eternally off mountain walls. #liveyouradventure #HöttingerB...

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