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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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November 11, 2015

A Glimpse of Kathmandu

Made it to Kathmandu after an enjoyable stopover in Hong Kong; one perk of travel to Asia is interesting layovers. A day of preparation before heading into the mountains for the Everest Base Camp Trek has left me little time to take a look around the city. I did get the chance to meet with Sagar from our Kathmandu office and Neel. Neel and I will join Mountain Madness guide Deana Zabaldo and her organization Changing Lives Nepal to deliver five computers to schools and an orphanage outside of Kathmandu.


October 22, 2015

Nepal fundraising completed- thanks to all!

A huge, heartfelt thank you goes out to all who donated to the Rebuilding Nepal's Villages GoFundMe campaign. Thanks to 542 of you, nearly 90 thousand dollars will go toward recovery in the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th of this year. 


May 18, 2015

Making the Best of a Bad Situation - Part Two

On 1 May we made the move from Chhoplung to Lukla with the hope that we had flights back to Kathmandu the next day. It was an easy hike up and we got really nice rooms at the North Face Resort. The team dispersed for the afternoon to explore the town, eat burgers, have a beer, play pool, and get internet access. Deana, Dawa, and I continued to arrange confirmed flights for the team for the next day as well as get intel on conditions in the valley and Kathmandu from other teams and locals.


May 6, 2015

Making the Best of a Bad Situation - Part One

Hello everyone, Namaste!

I hope everyone back home is doing well and excited to see their loved ones returning from the Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal. In classic Madness style we switched gears after the earthquake and had a week to make the most of our time in this wonderful country.


April 29, 2015

Khumbu Wedding Bells to Ring -- A Nugget of Goodness Amid Tragedy

Jen and Erik were to be married at Everest Base Camp with Deana Zabaldo officiating and a Buddhist lama offering blessings under the watching eyes of Chomolungma, the name for Everest in Sherpa culture meaning the Goddess Mother of the Earth. Those plans changed of course in the face of this massive earthquake and tragedy.