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February 4, 2010

Check out Madness in the News!

Read more about our recent Vinson trip in the media!

Fox News

Backpacker Magazine

Congratulations to everyone who summited Antarctica's highest mountain!

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January 20, 2010

The waiting game at Base Camp

Willie called from Vinson. They whole team is in base camp and playing the waiting game. They arrived yesterday and are hoping to be able to fly to Patriot Hills tomorrow. It is cloudy and the weather is variable right now. They had a long, hard day getting back to base camp with temperatures that started very cold, fluctuating to very hot, and then quite cold again. [+] READ MORE

January 19, 2010

Three Seven Summit peaks reached on the same day by Mountain Madness teams!

What a day! We are happy for our teams that reached the summits of Vinson, Kilimanjaro, and Aconcagua all on January 18th. Details from our Kilimanjaro team forthcoming, but read our past blogs for the other two climbs that include the youngest person to summit the Seven Summits (including Carstensz).

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January 18, 2010

Madness Team Summits Vinson!

We just got an exciting phone call from Willie Benegas, the Mountain Madness guide on Vinson-Massif. At noon Pacific Standard Time on January 18, 2010, all four members of the all-star team reached the summit of Vinson

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January 18, 2010

Vinson Massif Summit Push!

We got an exciting phone call this weekend!  Willie called from Camp 2 on Vinson Massif.  Here's what he said:

"We arrived today, and are planning to make our summit push tomorrow.  Everyone is doing very well.  The weather is good, no wind, and very clear as well.  Wish us luck tomorrow!  We'll call in again soon."

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