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October 9, 2009

Mount Kenya North Face Update

We were happy to get a sat phone call from guide Mark Ryman today, as everyone has been eagerly waiting to hear of he and David's progress. Yesterday they pushed higher and climbed seven rock pitches of the North Face Standard route, intent on making a cache and scoping out the route some more. They cached some crucial bivouac gear, a few technical items, and an amazing 12 liters of water (nice work guys!).

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October 8, 2009

Mount Kenya Climb Underway!

Mid-Trip Dispatch: Mount Kenya
Guide: Mark Ryman
Expedition Members: David Svendsen

It might be turning into fall in Seattle, but at Mountain Madness we’re following the warm weather south. We’re happy to announce that we’ve just received a mid-trip dispatch from our team climbing Mount Kenya.

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December 24, 2008

Carstensz Pyramid Final Wrap-Up 12/16/08

Mark Ryman here, back in Seattle after several days of flights on a variety of aircraft. After some fairly complicated travel logistics, I finally have word that everyone has arrived home safe and sound. [+] READ MORE

December 10, 2008

Carstensz Pyramid 12/10/08 dispatch

Hello Blog readers, we received word last night that Joe, Bill, and Pablo have arrived in Nabire by helicopter. The weather closed in so the rest of the group will fly on Dec. 11 local time. All is well and the creature comforts will soon be enjoyed by all after a successful climb of the mountain! [+] READ MORE

December 8, 2008

Carstensz Pyramid Dispatch - Summit Reached!

Good Morning Mountain Madness, Mark here calling in with an update! Our team arrived into base camp December 4th around 4:00pm. We started out with a beautiful day, climbing through the technical part of the trek to base camp; but the weather didn’t hold. [+] READ MORE