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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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August 4, 2014

Success on First Elbrus Express Expedition!

Congratulations to our debut Elbrus Express expedition team! Eight of the nine participants stood on the top of the highest peak of Europe last week in great conditions. [+] READ MORE

July 28, 2014

Elbrus Express Takes Off!

The Elbrus Express is charging full speed ahead.  After a quick in-and-out of Moscow, we flew down south to the Caucasus region. Two starkly beautiful days of acclimatization hikes, one crystal clear and one cloudy and rainy, have quickly preceded our arrival at the Barrels Camp, where we have moved in for our first night on the mountain.


July 7, 2014

Success on Ski Descent of Elbrus!

This weekend, the Elbrus team was back in the lowlands of the Baksan valley. Our summit day was absolutely perfect. Cloudless skies and breathless wind made for glorious climbing conditions.


June 28, 2014

Elbrus Team Reaches Blooming Baksan Valley

Elbrus season has begun in Russia and the climbing season is in full swing. Our group met in Moscow to take in some of the sights and culture of this foreign land before heading to the mountain. The team is an unlikely match, with members joining from Hong Kong, Florida and Alaska.  Though the places we call home stretch all around the world, we have a strong team and we are looking forward to heading up to the Barrels camp today.  Everybody is ready to stride out their climbing legs on the mountain and the skiers are ready to rip some turns down the highest mountain in Europe.


July 15, 2013

From Moscow to Mountains - First Elbrus Trip a Success!

The first Mountain Madness trip Elbrus expedition of the season has come to an end.  It was a great trip, a great success and though the journey has come to an end, the memories and friendships will live on.