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

Remembering Chris Boskoff

Hard to imagine it was ten years ago that Christine Boskoff and Charlie Fowler died in the remote mountains of Tibet. On a recent trip to Nepal, Kili Sherpa and I reminisced about her, how they met, which was a series of coincidental meetings in random places in the Everest region, and our amazement of how time flies.


December 28, 2015

Sukra Mohra Wins Mark's $100 Climbing Challenge!

Mountain Madness President Mark Gunlogson took a handful of our regular Nepal trekking staff out for their first rock climbing experience. Though it may be hard to believe, none of our porters, assistants, or kitchen staff had ever worn a climbing harness or had the chance to climb on a rope before. Only summit expedition member Temba was an experienced climber--and today he would be the belayer.


December 7, 2015

Aconcagua Update-12/2015: Todo Bien from 4300m at Aconcagua Basecamp!

Our group is doing well and have been enjoying some unusually calm weather here at Plaza de Mulas. We dropped off a heavy load of gear, food, and fuel at our camp one at 5100m yesterday, and are taking a nice rest day here before we move onto the mountain to start our summit bid. [+] READ MORE

September 3, 2015

Diploma in Mountain Medicine

The Diploma in Mountain Medicine program sets the international standard for comprehensive training in mountain medicine for medical professionals. Mountain Madness has been a part of this training for many years, training diploma candidates from the military in mountaineering skills required for their diploma. This year’s candidates, Jason, Mike, Wayne and Alex, were surgeons and nurses from the Navy and Air Force and were spending weeks training in the mountains of the NW to be prepared to be leaders of complex technical rescue and able to provide medical care where resources and environmental conditions are extreme. What a tall order!


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.