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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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August 3, 2017

Ken's High Five - Part One, Cascade Express

One peak, two peak, three peak, four… and five. Ken is going for it! When you're climbing three Cascade peaks in seven days, sometimes you look at your most recent summit and say “Huh, was I really on top of that two days ago…?”

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June 6, 2017

A Window into the Alpine Climbing Course

What a whirlwind these last eight days have been! From clear skies and perfect sunsets to high winds and post holing through snow, Jennifer, Alex and Guide Niels Meyer saw it all during their Alpine Climbing Course. It even rained for a brief spell, just to remind them they were in the Cascades. Progressing from rock climbing to alpine rock climbing, and then to glaciated travel on one of the North Cascades' most beautiful peaks, the Alpine Climbing Course provides an introduction to many forms of mountain travel.

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May 30, 2017

3 Instructors + 12 New Guides = 5 Days of Madness!

Mountain Madness would like to welcome to the family twelve new guides who just completed the 2017 New Guide Training: Kerr Adams, Alana Chapko, Everett Coba, Mallorie Estenson, Robert Fitzgerald, Marina Fitzpatrick, Dodge Garfield, Tyler Haasch, Arthur Herlitzka, Nick Naason, Jacob Oram, and Matt Rogers. These guides spent two days mastering multi-pitch rock skills in Leavenworth and three days in the alpine of Washington Pass in the North Cascades. MM guide Marina Fitzpatrick shares with us her experience:

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September 10, 2015

Fly like a Butterfly. Climb like a Mountain Goat.

Congratulations to John Davis, who recently successfully reached the summit of Mont Blanc. Back in July, John put time and mileage into preparation for the Alps earlier in the North Cascades on the Matterhorn Prep Course

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September 4, 2015

Mount Baker Slow Boat - MM-style

Mountain Madness guides Chris Marshall and Casey Henley led a group up the Squak Glacier on Mt. Baker from July 18-21.  Although it was only the second half of July, the south side of the mountain was in typical late-season condition with exposed glacial ice, many large open crevasses and tricky route finding. This trip, offered as a special four day “Slow-Boat” experience, allowed the team to be fueled by gourmet backcountry cuisine and to spend a full day on snow and glacier travel skills and to get adequate rest before a summit attempt. [+] READ MORE