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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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January 16, 2015

Peak-Bagging in Colombia!

This end and begin of 2014-15 in Cocuy, Colombia was characterized by clear skies and very strong winds throughout the entire mountain climbing season.

Our MM group enjoyed great hiking conditions during the acclimatization hikes to the Monserrate and Pico del Aguila summits. The views were just perfect with the beautiful snow-covered peaks in the background contrasting with the green and yellow fields in the lower slopes of the mountain range.

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January 13, 2015

Quick and Joyful Kili

This December holiday season, MM Guide Ben Mality spent Christmas climbing Kilimanjaro with a strong family from Sweden! Their friends had climbed with Mountain Madness the previous December when Mark Gunlogson's family went to Tanzania and had nothing but wonderful things to say about their experience. So naturally, they were convinced that this was the best way for a family of 5 to spend their holidays. And all 5, ages 14 to 50, reached the roof of Africa on December 24th! 

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December 31, 2014

Early-Season Skiing Found with Yukon Trading Company Avalanche Course

You know those times we all live for? Like hanging out with friends in the mountains... Well that’s one of my favorite parts about this time of year. For the past three years I’ve had the privilege of leading a private avalanche course for our friends at Yukon Trading Company. What a great company! I mean come on - they pay for avalanche education for their employees and it’s on the clock! So, when Ryan from YTC called me in November to set up this year’s course, I was excited.

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December 31, 2014

"All is great in Ecuador!"

MM guide Juliana reported in from the Ecuador School and Volcanoes Expedition to say all is great in the Andes of Ecuador! 

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December 18, 2014

Success and luxury in the heart of Mexico

Mountain Madness just wrapped up its second trip to Mexico for 2014 with it's "Orizaba Express" trip, a fast track to the top of North America's 3rd highest peak at 5,700 meters or 18,700 feet.  The week long trip began with a night in Mexico City 7,384 ft 2,250 m and continued with a visit to Teotihuacan, one of the most architecturally significant Mesoamerican sites in the Americas. [+] READ MORE