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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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May 20, 2009

Glaciers in the Cascades

Every summer, as I head out into the Cascade Mountains here in Washington State, it is always remarkable how much the glaciers have changed since I first started climbing here over thirty years ago. [+] READ MORE

May 11, 2009

Images from Everest Base Camp Trek #2

Photo essay from our Everest Base Camp #2 trip, 2009 season. All photos are from Mountain Madness guide Deana Zabaldo [+] READ MORE

May 11, 2009

Back in the comfort zone and a special thanks!

May 9

Final days in Kathmandu are filled with eating (everything is suddenly more delicious), shopping (among the dizzying myriad of wares), lounging (anyone for a dip in the pool?), plus personal excursions ranging from a Hindi wedding to a lucrative stint in the casino. [+] READ MORE

May 11, 2009

Everest Base Camp Trek - A Dog Named George

May 7

Contrary to popular belief coming down the mountain is no "walk in the park". The distance we are covering now is equal to what we did in two days on the way up. Granted we do feel like we are swimming in oxygen since we got below 14,000 feet. I find myself wanting to make these long days on the trail last longer. [+] READ MORE

May 4, 2009

Everest Base Camp Trek - Lukla Bound

May 1, 2009 EBC - Pheriche

The morning in base camp was nice and sunny, unlike the snow we encountered the day/night before. I have to say the Ice Fall has to be one of the top views I have ever seen after stepping out of a tent. While impressive, it didnt seem to incredible until you see how small the climbers on it were. [+] READ MORE