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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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March 6, 2017

The Quiet Comeback

Respected Everest chronicler, successful K2 and Seven Summit climber, and passionate Alzheimer’s advocate interviews Mark Gunlogson about his company Mountain Madness and their return to Mount Everest.

If you say “Mountain Madness”, what comes to mind? Many people will say Scott Fischer and others may bring up Everest 1996. And while not wrong, they might be missing one of the quietest comeback stories in expedition guiding.

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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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