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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 13, 2016

Holiday adventure with family and friends on top of Africa- what a way to end the year!

MM Guide Ben Mality had great news to report on our recent Kilimanjaro expedition: all seven climbers reached the summit. Ben describes the diverse group as "friendly, happy, strong, and active" throughout the trip.

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January 8, 2016

GoFundMe Rebuilding Nepal Final Update

Amazing! Giving out more than $80,000 to 19 families in Nepal was nothing short of amazing, reports MM guide Deana Zabaldo.

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December 28, 2015

Sukra Mohra Wins Mark's $100 Climbing Challenge!

Mountain Madness President Mark Gunlogson took a handful of our regular Nepal trekking staff out for their first rock climbing experience. Though it may be hard to believe, none of our porters, assistants, or kitchen staff had ever worn a climbing harness or had the chance to climb on a rope before. Only summit expedition member Temba was an experienced climber--and today he would be the belayer.

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December 21, 2015

Meaningful Accomplishments on Aconcagua

Madness Guide Mark Pugliese writes to share he and his team's experience on a difficult summit attempt on Aconcagua.  Team one of seven back in Mendoza and finally warm! This has been one of the coldest and windiest expeditions I have ever been on. 

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December 16, 2015

Exceeding Expectations on Orizaba Express

Climber Josh Collman wrote to tell us about his experience on Pico de Orizaba earlier this month:On December 6th, I arrived in Mexico City for my first high altitude expedition. The Orizaba Express trip was chosen to see how I can handle altitudes higher than what is offered in the lower 48 states. Since I'd be going to Mexico and exploring altitudes that were foreign to me, I needed to feel comfortable. Fortunately, I did from the very beginning. 

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