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Dispatches from afar - the Alaska Range. Josh Terrell photo
Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
Writing dispatches in camp on Kilimanjaro. Mark Gunlogson photo
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February 15, 2017

"Amazing Experience" in the Alps

Had enough of the winter? Check out the Mont Blanc blog post below from Michelle Valerio, a longtime friend and traveler with Mountain Madness who joined us last August with MM guide Alan Rousseau. Let her experience inspire you to join us this summer in stunning Chamonix and summit an iconic European peak. 

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January 5, 2017

Remembering Chris Boskoff

Hard to imagine it was ten years ago that Christine Boskoff and Charlie Fowler died in the remote mountains of Tibet. On a recent trip to Nepal, Kili Sherpa and I reminisced about her, how they met, which was a series of coincidental meetings in random places in the Everest region, and our amazement of how time flies.

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January 3, 2017

The Bishop and the Man of Wind and Snow - Part Two

Team member Alex Beattie shares his experiences from our Antisana Expedition.

It was a pretty relaxing day as we all met for the first time over breakfast. There are four clients (myself, Mike, Urszula, and Liliya), three of whom are from Canada!  I am the youngest, but everyone seems to come with good credentials (and good personality!). I think it will be a good team.

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December 19, 2016

The Bishop and the Man of Wind and Snow - Part One

Team member Alex Beattie shares his experiences from our Antisana Expedition.

A bishop, two nuns and four friars walk into a tabernacle, arguing over canon.

Sounds like the start of a bad joke? Probably. No doubt it actually started out that way (those wacky Ecuadorians). It also describes the remnants of an Ecuadorian volcano that blew itself apart about 600 years ago and left a horseshoe-shaped string of  high peaks around a 3 km wide caldera. A perfect description, if you look at it just the right way (and apply sufficient imagination).     

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August 3, 2016

Speedy and Successful Summit of Elbrus

The third Mountain Madness Elbrus trip for 2016 went off without a hitch! 

I'd like to thank the whole team for an incredible expedition - I'm psyched to have made so many new friends! 

Some of the highlights from this trip include two beautiful acclimatization hikes in the Elbrus region, a perfect summit day, and of course the wonderful accommodation at the Hotel Povorot in Cheget. 

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