Jake Norton &
MountainWorld Productions have moved into new offices at the
beautiful American Mountaineering Center in downtown Golden,
Colorado. Jake shares the building with like-minded
organizations such as the
American Alpine Club,
Colorado Mountain Club,
Outward Bound, and the
Colorado Fourteeners Initiative. Stop by to visit Jake and these
other fine organizations at:
710 10th Street
Kancha & Mingmar
Back in 1992,
my family and I took a trip to Nepal. It was my first journey to
the Himalayan Kingdom, and was quite an eye-opener. Within 24 hours in Nepal,
I fell in love with the
people of this nation.
A diverse group,
the Nepali people span over 36 distinct ethnic groups, speak a
myriad of languages, practice varied faiths and have distinct
customs. However, one thread runs throughout nearly all Nepali
people: kindness and generosity. I have never encountered a
people anywhere else who have so little yet readily give so much.
After my first
trip to Nepal, my family and I sponsored a young Tamang boy
Kancha (meaning little one in the Tamang language).
We sent him to school in Kathmandu, where he learned English
(and Nepali - Kancha only spoke Tamang as a boy!), and he
graduated from high school in 2000.
Kancha's livelihood has been impacted greatly by the Maoist
insurrection in Nepal. The Nepali economy has been decimated,
tourist traffic to the kingdom is minimal at best, and jobs are
hard to come by.
To make ends meet
for he and his new wife Mingmar, Kancha has been working hard
Porter's Progress, a non-profit for which Jake sits on the
Board of Directors. In an additional effort to help Kancha and
Mingmar, Jake made a micro-credit loan to them so that Mingmar
could purchase and manufacture traditional Nepali bags for sale.
purses are made of Himalayan wool and are handcrafted by Mingmar in her
Kathmandu apartment. They have been a huge success with
children, and make a great gift! And, by purchasing one, you
will help Kancha and Mingmar build both a business and a future!
100% of all proceeds will go directly to Kancha and Mingmar.
Quantities are limited, so:
Buy a purse online now!
Please email me
with any questions, comments, or concerns.
Fine Art online…
Due to the high
volume of inquiries about Jake’s photography as fine art prints
for home or office, we put up an e-commerce enabled gallery on
Yessy. If you are interested in prints for your home or office,
have a look:
Additional images will be added in the future.
Want to have the
beauty of the high Himalaya right on your desktop? Jake has put
together a screensaver of his stunning images from Everest and
Visit MountainWorld Productions to get yours today!
was a photographer for and climbing team member of the 1999,
2001, and 2004 Mallory & Irvine Research Expeditions to Everest,
which made groundbreaking discoveries about one of the biggest
mysteries of exploration history.
Two books on the
expeditions – Ghosts of Everest (1999) and Detectives
on Everest (2001) – were published.
Visit Jake’s eBay Store to buy an
autographed copy of either…or both!
Upcoming Events &
Jake is often on
the road, traveling to speaking engagements, working as a
photographer on location, or leading expeditions for
International Mountain Guides.
In September, 2005,
Jake will attend and present his keynote Lost on Everest: The
Enduring Mystery of Mallory & Irvine at the
Rainier Mountain Festival
in Ashford, Washington. Admission is free, so come and join Jake
and other Everest climbers!
Rainier Mountain Festival,
Jake will fly to Tanzania to lead an expedition up
International Mountain Guides.
Jake will deliver
the keynote address for the
Colorado Mountain Club's Annual Dinner on Sunday, November
13th, at the School of Mines in Golden, Colorado.
Browse Jake’s online
or search his
to see images from his past adventures, or visit his fine art
Please visit his
page to see where he is off to next!
Jake Norton is a
professional speaker, photographer, climber, and guide from
Colorado. He delivers high-impact, multi-media motivational
presentations to audiences worldwide, inspiring them to set
lofty goals in life and giving them the tools to climb them.
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