January 5, 2017
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.[+] READ MORE
January 3, 2017
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.[+] READ MORE
December 19, 2016
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).[+] READ MORE
August 3, 2016
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.[+] READ MORE
June 13, 2016
“I think you got this.”
Madness guide Niels Meyer and Armando are standing at the base of the Roman Wall in a complete whiteout with the wind howling and temperatures dropping. Just half an hour earlier Armando, Adrian, Jeff, and Niels had been climbing up Baker’s Easton Glacier with partly cloudy skies and mild temps.[+] READ MORE