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March 19, 2014

Drawing for Free Rock Climbing Course!

It's that time again! The King 5 2014 Best Northwest Escapes has nominated Mountain Madness for the Best Rock Climbing Class! We would love your support in helping us reach #1 this year, and this year we are offering an awesome award to one lucky winner if we reach our goal. 

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February 27, 2014

All Fun and Games in Ouray

The 2013/14 Ouray ice season has shaped up to be one of the best years for ice climbing. The snow came early here in Colorado, mixed with cold temperatures it was the perfect remedy for fantastic backcountry and ice park climbing!

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December 13, 2013

Jove Peak Early Season: Not Your Typical Ski Tour

The date was set, the plan was made; it’s late November and Amy wanted a long ski tour that would challenge her technical ski touring skills. Amy is getting ready to climb Denali next spring and is set on making sure she gets her homework done; she wants to be the strongest member of the group.  She also tours on a split snowboard setup and wants to improve her technical touring skills in ski mode.  I had just the trip for her that would accomplish both; Jove Peak.

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October 14, 2013

Mount Olympus - Dispelling the Myth

Most people think of mountains as being frigid, icy places.  When I tell people that I'm a guide, they usually say something along the lines of, "Wow, so you do all that stuff with, like, ice picks and stuff?  You're hardcore!  Aren't you scared you'll fall off the mountain?"

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September 17, 2013

Goals, First Summits and Blue Skies on Mt. Adams

During the last full week in July, Mountain Madness guides Viviane deBros and Andy Dahlen led a group of first time mountaineers up Mt. Adams, the second highest peak in Washington State. Standing at 12,281 feet, Mt. Adams is truly a mountain of high altitude adventure while at the same time, a great goal and accomplishment for people who are looking to gain mountaineering experience. 

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