By age 35, climber and photographer Jake Norton had been to Everest 6 times (with 3 summits), helped discover the remains of George Mallory in 1999, retraced the footsteps of Ernest Shackleton across South Georgia, and spent most of his life challenging himself to overcome obstacles and pursue his dreams and goals in life. Still a professional climber, guide, and photographer, Jake now shares his positive messages of setting goals, overcoming fear, trusting instinct, being a team player, and being tenacious with audiences worldwide, from Fortune 500 corporations to schools and associations. The following is a demo video of Jake's acclaimed keynote presentation, "Getting FITT: Climb Your Everest...and Enjoy the Journey". Find out more at http://www.mountainworldproductions.com!
In January, 2011, First Ascent guides Peter Whittaker, Ed Viesturs, Seth Waterfall, Caroline George, Jake Norton, cinematographer Kent Harvey and their clients departed for Antarctica for a 45th anniversary climb to commemorate the 1966 first ascent of Vinson Massif, which was outfitted by Eddie Bauer. After the successful summit of Vinson, half the team departed and the other half stayed behind to make some first ski descents on some of the other untouched peaks of Antarctica.