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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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May 17, 2019

Combine wine tasting and mountaineering in Argentina? YES PLEASE! Read blog from last season and find out more

Combine wine tasting and mountaineering in Argentina? YES PLEASE! [+] READ MORE

March 30, 2016

A View Into Aconcagua-Vallecitos Combo

Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the western hemisphere and a major objective for individuals looking to tackle one of their first Seven Summit peaks. Traditionally the approach to climbing Aconcagua follows the philosophy of "climb high sleep low." This is a very effective approach but often requires multiple carries to the high camps of the mountain. This approach forces you to repeat many of the hikes over and over. Mountain Madness launched a new program this winter where the concept of "climb high sleep low" is diversified to eliminate the multiple carries on the same hikes and adds several other spectacular Argentinian peaks up to 5475m / 17949ft.


March 16, 2016

Aconcagua - Stories Beyond the Summit

Joshua Jarrin sent us this report from Aconcagua from this past season, where he writes about aspects of the climbing experience beyond the physical.
As lead guide in Aconcagua I am asked to write about the process of our expeditions. The experiences lived during my last two trips, however, lead me to write about deeper thoughts rather than describing the physical steps that bring a climber to stand on the roof of the Americas. 

December 21, 2015

Meaningful Accomplishments on Aconcagua

Madness Guide Mark Pugliese writes to share he and his team's experience on a difficult summit attempt on Aconcagua.  Team one of seven back in Mendoza and finally warm! This has been one of the coldest and windiest expeditions I have ever been on. 


December 7, 2015

Aconcagua Update-12/2015: Todo Bien from 4300m at Aconcagua Basecamp!

Our group is doing well and have been enjoying some unusually calm weather here at Plaza de Mulas. We dropped off a heavy load of gear, food, and fuel at our camp one at 5100m yesterday, and are taking a nice rest day here before we move onto the mountain to start our summit bid. [+] READ MORE