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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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July 19, 2018

Mountain Madness gives back

Mountain Madness has a long history of giving back to our local community and to the beautiful countries we climb and trek in. While the destinations we travel to offer exceptionally rich environments, many local populations are far from wealthy. We take pride in paying our guides and porters fair wages and making sure they are safe and comfortable during our trips. It is also part of our values to help under-served populations as best we can. [+] READ MORE

July 18, 2018

Two Stones on the Summit-Epic Success on Elbrus

Early on the morning of July 9, 2018, two Stones sat on top of Europe, buffeted by high winds and cold temperatures, but holding on, rock solid, for one hard earned summit photo. John and daughter Madeleine Stone from Iowa first attempted to climb Russia’s Mt. Elbrus in 2017. [+] READ MORE

July 9, 2018

Among Women in the Mountains: A Female Guide’s Learning from an All-Girls Climb

Our climb began in the pitch-black darkness of a sky with no moon. It was 1 a.m. and I offered to lead our teams out of camp, even though I’d never climbed the Easton Glacier. I could only see the narrow scope of my bright headlamp, so I trusted intuition, weaving around rock outcroppings and crisscrossing across slopes. Step by step, we made slow progress through our obsidian universe. [+] READ MORE

June 11, 2018

Mountain Madness welcomes new guides for the summer season!

This May, Mountain Madness welcomed me and nine other new guides and apprentices to their guide training; essentially an epic climbing road trip focused on guide development. Modeled similarly to the Madness Alpine Climbing Course, the training covered glacier and rock skills, culminating with alpine climbing objectives. [+] READ MORE

June 26, 2015

Nepal Update

As the country of Nepal continues to make a slow recovery, Mountain Madness is still actively working to allocate the money all of you have generously donated through our GoFundMe account. For those of you who have travelled with us to Nepal, you have likely met Dawa Sherpa, our lead Sherpa. And for those who were on the trek with us during the earthquake, they continued to experience his kind heart and generosity as he and his family welcomed them to a meal outside their destroyed home.