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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

July 31, 2017

The Tough Guy Killer: Adventures in Colombia's Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta

In the shade underneath the thatched roof choza, I looked one last time at the bottom of my coffee cup. This was day two of our expedition in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in Colombia, and it was spent arranging passage from the local Kogi shaman into their lands of overwhelming green, wildly steep mountain sides, and equatorial glacier-clad peaks. After some lengthy negotiations we received a hand-written permit for us to journey into the indigenous Kogi tribal land. Time to pack.

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April 3, 2017

Everest Updates 4/3/2017

Our Nepal season is in full swing, with the Everest Expedition, Island Peak Expedition, and Everest Base Camp Trek groups all underway.

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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.

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February 22, 2016

Orizaba Express Expedition Success

MM guide Mark Pugliese is reporting live from the 3rd highest peak in North America. Listen to his daily updates as our team heads to the roof of Mexico. [+] READ MORE