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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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August 20, 2018

Cho Oyu - In the Land of the Heights, the Goddess of Turquoise Dwells (3)

With just days to go, the inevitable last-minute frantic running around has begun. No matter how many times I do this, there's always a ton of little things to do at the last minute, and there's always a couple of inconsequential gear decisions that seems to cause more stress than necessary (it's a bit of a necessary ritual, it seems). [+] READ MORE

November 7, 2017

Everest Base Camp Trek Begins Under Clear Skies

Yak bells clang and Tibetan chanting plays behind me while I sit writing our Namche Bazaar updates in the sunshine this Saturday morning. The Everest Base Camp team made it above 12,000 feet on day two of our climb through the Himalaya. We’re perched 3,000 feet above the Bhote Khosi gorge, and the views from this mountain mecca are vertical extremes in all directions. Time to enjoy the scene and reflect on the last couple days.

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June 26, 2015

Nepal Update

As the country of Nepal continues to make a slow recovery, Mountain Madness is still actively working to allocate the money all of you have generously donated through our GoFundMe account. For those of you who have travelled with us to Nepal, you have likely met Dawa Sherpa, our lead Sherpa. And for those who were on the trek with us during the earthquake, they continued to experience his kind heart and generosity as he and his family welcomed them to a meal outside their destroyed home. 

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April 27, 2015

Update from Namche Bazaar - Team to Begin Descent Tomorrow

It's been quite challenging the last few days but the team has stayed safe and been looking after one another during this horrible tragedy. We had just reached Namche Bazaar on the 24th and done an acclimatization hike on our rest day on the 25th when the earthquake hit. Saying we were lucky is an understatement. [+] READ MORE

October 22, 2014

Pik Lenin: Expedition Report

Driving away from Osh toward Pik Lenin, it was clear that we were far from home. A constant line of trucks carting coal for power and heat passed us going the opposite direction, bound for the city. Occasionally a truck would have a slaughtered animal, bleeding and tied to the roof, in addition to its other cargo.

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