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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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August 13, 2015

Learning the Ropes on Ruth Mountain

After our morning gear check in Seattle Mike, Pete and Mountain Madness guide Niels Meyer headed to Ruth Mountain for our Intro to Mountaineering course. Mike and Pete are Seattle locals interested in alpine climbing and mountaineering and they wanted to learn foundational skills before heading into the alpine on their own.

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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. 

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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.

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January 27, 2015

If the Skiing is Bad, Go Ice Climbing

Marc Ripperger veteran ice climbing guide reporting in from Ouray, Colorado. Despite a slow start to the snow year in the Northwest and Rockies there is always good ice here in Ouray, Colorado. While the turns in the backcountry and on piste are less then ideal, it is a great time to break out the ice tools and swing them here in Ouray. 

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August 15, 2014

Glorious Cascade Summer Welcomes Climbers to Mount Triumph

It's early August in the Cascades and high barometric pressure has been providing an excellent weather window for rock routes on the higher peaks. Nate, Sara and I had a great trip on Mount Triumph, a Cascade classic in a remote setting with amazing views of the Pickets to the north and the North Cascades to the south. [+] READ MORE