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The Colorado Springs School to Welcome Jake Norton as Mission Day Keynote Speaker

January 27, 2016

Jake Norton

The Colorado Springs School is honored to welcome adventurer, photographer, and philanthropist Jake Norton as the keynote speaker for Mission Day. The keynote speech is open to the public and will take place February 11, 2016, from 8:10-9:10 a.m. at the Louisa Performing Arts Center at The Colorado Springs School.

Jake is a man of many talents and is described as all around humble and kind. He is a Seven Summits guide, a National Geographic photographer, the founder of Challenge21 (a non-profit aimed at bringing safe drinking water to communities in need), film maker, inspirational speaker, and was a team member on the expedition that discovered George Mallory’s body on Everest in 1999.

In his speech, titled Finding Joy- in Life and Career, Jake will speak to the Upper School students about the importance of finding, discovering, and creating joy. Joy - not happiness. He will explore the idea of focusing your actions on making a positive impact on the world. In Aristotle’s words: “Where your skills and the needs of the world intersect: therein lies your vocation.” This presentation is inspirational in theme, and draws from his various climbing trips (especially Everest and also including parts of High and Hallowed) and his journey working as a water advocate.

For more information on Jake Norton and his inspiring adventures, visit

Media may come to campus at 21 Broadmoor Avenue to cover the event.

Jake Norton