all have Everests in our lives... financial goals, sales targets,
sending our kids to college, running a marathon, or even climbing
Everest itself. Goals, or dreams if you will, are the sparks that
drive us in life, the catalysts for our highest pursuits."
Norton has been a
professional climber and guide since 1993, and has reached the summit
of Mount Everest twice. Additionally, his mountaineering
exploits have taken him up Rainier more than 85 times, Mount McKinley
twice, 16 expeditions to Nepal and Tibet (including five expeditions
to Everest and two to Cho Oyu), five to the Peruvian Andes, 4 trips to
the Alps, and 1 expedition to Mount Kilimanjaro.
was a member of the 1999, 2001, and 2004 Mallory & Irvine Research
Expeditions to Everest's Northeast Ridge. These expeditions were
featured in documentaries by NOVA, BBC, Soulstice Films, and numerous
books and magazines. Jake was the photographer and videographer
for the 2002 American women's expedition and the 2003 Global
Extremes: Mount Everest - the 4Runners of Adventure television
series. He reached the summit shooting still and video images in
2002 (Southeast Ridge) and 2003 (Northeast Ridge).
Himalayan Region is Jake's second home: He studied in Nepal for
Seven months during his sophomore year at the Colorado College, and
returned again in his senior year to write his Senior Thesis on an
obscure syncretic tradition of Nepalese Buddhism (Newer Buddhism in
Bhaktapur: Eleventh Century India in Contemporary Nepal). Jake
speaks fluent Nepali and is intimately familiar with the cultural
nuances of the Himalayan Region.
world renowned photography has been published in Outside Magazine,
National Geographic Adventure, Vanity Fair, and Forbes Global (to name
a few), as well as countless books, newspapers, and online
journals. He has exhibited at the Colorado Fine Art Center, The
Coburn Gallery in Colorado, and The Paul Mellon Art Center in