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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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April 23, 2018

Everest Basecamp Trek #1: Season's first trek a great success!

Not easy writing up a final trip report when you're not quite ready for the trip to be over just yet. That's the main summary of this first Mountain Madness Everest Base Camp trek this Spring season. [+] READ MORE

March 27, 2018

Madness Climber Begins His Pursuit of the "Eight-Thousanders"

The world is covered in mountains of all shapes and sizes, but only 14 peaks stand taller than 8,000 meters (26,247 ft). Each of these has a riveting history, the triumphant and disastrous often only minutes apart. Mountain Madness climber Alex Beatty is embarking on his first of the "eight-thousanders," Cho Oyu. Madness Everest guide Ossy Freire leads the Expedition starting August 25. We invite you to follow the expedition experience through the eyes of Alex.

 

You've heard some of their names.

 

Everest.  K2.  Annapurna.

 

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February 8, 2018

The Elusive Obispo

El Altar, a group of nine summits connected by the same base, is one of the most iconic mountains of Ecuador. For local climbers, its ascent represents the entry exam to the “real deal” league. This “little” range presents a spectacular combination of intimidating cliffs, long ice waterfalls, and broken glaciers - all surrounded by remote highlands and hidden lakes. It is no wonder the indigenous and spanish cultures always treated the mountain with a respect reserved for the divine. 

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December 18, 2017

Cotopaxi success

Cotopaxi success! Second trip of the season and we're all so happy the mountain is open for climbers. Our second team reported good conditions and that the mountain is overall in great shape for climbing. After an acclimatization ascent on Illiniza Norte the team made good work of the Coto climb. Congrats to all of them!

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December 8, 2017

Cotopaxi - Back in Business!

Just over 2 years ago, Cotopaxi started an eruption phase that lasted almost 6 months. Since the first eruption, the summit and upper mountain have been closed to climbing. The Ecuadorian government reopened the peak to climbing October 6. Mountain Madness has resumed summit climbs and treks around Cotopaxi and, in fact, are operating our 2nd Cotopaxi expedition since it re-opened.

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