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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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December 8, 2010


As I write this blog post a major winter storm is at our doorstep here in the Cascade Range of Washington State - thunder and lightening this morning, urban flooding on Seattle’s streets, and 3 feet of new snow forecasted for the next 48 hrs. [+] READ MORE

September 27, 2010

Avalanche & Ski Courses in the Cascades

We are pleased to announce that our avalanche courses and ski courses for the winter are scheduled and ready to go! With a forcasted La Nina and great winter snow conditions on the horizon, students should benefit from the perfect learning atmosphere.


July 20, 2010

Learning Lead Climbing Skills and Rock Rescue in Leavenworth

In June, Mountain Madness Guide Jason Broman took two clients, Petey and Greg, to Leavenworth for a two day Intermediate Rock Course followed by a day of instruction in Rock Rescue. On the course, our they learned the techniques of multi-pitch climbing, placement of  protection, lead climbing, and route finding on longer climbs. Under Jason's watch, they built many anchors and placed a ton of gear. The weather allowed for three good days of cragging in Leavenworth, despite intermittent showers. 


April 29, 2010

Spring skiing coming up in the Cascades and Alaska! Lots of turns to be had now through July.

Since April brought some late-season snowstorms, we've been enjoying the last of the winter fun - next up, spring corn! Pictured here are some stellar conditions MM guide Tino and guest Christophe had while skiing on Mt. Rainier. We've enjoyed a great season on Rainier, with avalanche courses, ski tours, Denali prep courses, and our new crevasse rescue seminars.  


April 8, 2010

Offwidth crack climbing 101 in Leavenworth

If you want instruction from someone older than Mark Gunlogson's 9-year-old, check out our courses: