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
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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: $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

Every year, a great celebration happens along…

Every year, a great celebration happens along the banks of the #Ganges River. In praise of Durga and her battle of good over evil, thousands of pandals (statues of the gods) are made - ornate statues, intricately painted and showing scenes from the sacred texts. After much celebration and revelry, they're paraded to the banks of the Ganges and tossed into her swift waters, tumbling and churning and decomposing en route to the Bay of Bengal, their often-toxic paints and materials mixing with the myriad other effluvia in the river. While but a small part of the challenges the Ganges faces, the pandals of Durga Puja are representative of the River's overall struggle and dichotomy: it is the reverence for the river, for the divine incarnation o...

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Grizzly – Lenawee Traverse: Easy Adventure with Solitude

As the weather warms up and we start thinking about getting out into the hills for fun adventures, a recent commentator on my post from back in 2010, when I was doing some writing for Vail Resorts, noted that my post from my hike-bike adventure from Grizzly to Lenawee was no longer active. It was a really fun 1/2-day trip, ......

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Sending a huge Happy Mother’s Day to…

Sending a huge Happy Mother's Day to the woman who inspires me daily, challenges me always, and is the most amazing partner, confidant, traveler, mother, and world changer I could imagine. Thank you, Wende, and to my three mothers, Mom, Susan, and Lynne, and all the mothers across this huge swath of humanity who give us life and so much more. Happy Mother's Day! | A brief stop on the trail to Sherpagaon, Rasuwa, Nepal. #liveyouradventure...

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18 years ago today, my teammates and…

18 years ago today, my teammates and I scrambled about in the forlorn corners of the North Face of Mount Everest. I don't think any of us harboured particularly high hopes that we'd find anything of great significance; we were there to find traces of a mystery from 75 years before. But as the twisted threads of luck and fate would have it, we found on that solemn morning the remains of George Mallory, one of the great and visionary climbers of his era, and of all time. Fast forward to today, and our community is mourning the loss of yet another visionary, Ueli Steck. I didn't know Ueli well; we shared but a few cups of tea, lots of conversation, and laughter, on Everest in 2012. But I do now that his loss is much more then simply the loss o...

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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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