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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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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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December 5, 2017

EBC Wrap-up

Madness guide Mara Larson gives us the final update from Everest Base Camp Trek.

It's just a week past Thanksgiving now, and finally the gear is washed, the sleeping bags are airing, and the Khumbu cough is in the distant past - for all but me, Knute, and Mike, anyway.

 

How time flies post-Himalaya. And how easily we manage to forget pungent bathroom smells at 17,000 feet and the early morning deep-freeze. Our descent from Everest and the Khumbu was a celebration on many levels.

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November 21, 2017

Madness Guide Deana Zabaldo in Bhutan

Madness guide Deana Zabaldo recently traveled to Bhutan to scout new trekking adventures. She has shared the blog of her trip with us, to show the beauty of this unique place in the Himalaya. [+] READ MORE

November 7, 2017

Everest Base Camp Trek Begins Under Clear Skies

Yak bells clang and Tibetan chanting plays behind me while I sit writing our Namche Bazaar updates in the sunshine this Saturday morning. The Everest Base Camp team made it above 12,000 feet on day two of our climb through the Himalaya. We’re perched 3,000 feet above the Bhote Khosi gorge, and the views from this mountain mecca are vertical extremes in all directions. Time to enjoy the scene and reflect on the last couple days.

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