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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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November 15, 2018

Follow the footsteps of Mountain Madness client Sarah on Mount Kilimanjaro

Have you ever blessed the rains in Africa? Never in a million years did I think I would and one Sunday night, we were on the Mountain Madness website pouring over the numerous expeditions and mountaineering trips they had listed. We decided right then and there we had to book Kilimanjaro – the tallest mountain on the African continent. [+] READ MORE

January 13, 2016

Holiday adventure with family and friends on top of Africa- what a way to end the year!

MM Guide Ben Mality had great news to report on our recent Kilimanjaro expedition: all seven climbers reached the summit. Ben describes the diverse group as "friendly, happy, strong, and active" throughout the trip.


May 12, 2015

A new partnership: MM and emBOLDen Alliances

This year, along with our debut trip to the Rwenzori mountain range on our Mountains of the Moon expedition, Mountain Madness formed an important partnership with an exceptional non-profit company called emBOLDen Alliances. Already the partnership has seen positive outcomes in two countries. Currently, executive director and long-time Mountain Madness client, Neena Jain, is leading the emBOLDen Alliances relief efforts in Nepal after two devastating earthquakes on April 25th and May 12th. Assisting her in the effort is Mountain Madness founder Scott Fischer's daughter Katie Rose. 


May 12, 2015

Mark G. Reports On Uganda - Rwenzoris "Mountains of the Moon" Part 2

The first rung of the ladder was way out of reach, not even a double shoulder stand would get a person close to it. Climate change, believe it or not, was the culprit here, leaving a ladder suspended more than 30 feet above the rock that was once covered in ice. Less than a couple of decades ago mountaineers could take a short-cut and climb down the ladder onto the Margerhita Glacier and start their ascent to the highest point in Uganda, the 16,761-foot Margherita Peak. Instead, we found ourselves descending more than 500 feet over rocky slabs before we could find a passage up to the drastically receding glacier and a point we could resume our ascent.


April 15, 2015

Mark G. reports on Uganda/part 1- a forgotten treasure and MM's first expedition there

It is with hesitation that I write a blog about MM’s first expedition to Uganda’s Rwenzori Mountains. Be it climate change or luck, we experienced the best imaginable weather in one of the wettest places on the planet, in a range that straddles the rugged eastern slopes in Uganda and the western slopes that plunge into the vast greenness of the Congo Basin and the Democratic Republic of Congo.