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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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December 8, 2014

Mexico climbing season is underway and Mountain Madness is rockin' south of the border!

Our first 9-day Mexico Volcanoes Expedition of the season just returned from a very successful trip. Every one of our climbers summited both the 7th (Iztaccihuatl, 17,134 ft.) and the 3rd (Orizaba, 18, 491 ft) highest peaks in North America!  Conditions on the peaks were great, as was the weather! 


November 11, 2011

Orizaba climb- reflections on the summit video

MM guide Hector Ponce de Leon and Ben R. talk about their recent summit climb of Orizaba from the top of North America's third highest peak. [+] READ MORE

November 10, 2011

Mexico Volcanoes - success on Orizaba and Ixtza

Late October found a small MM team on North America's third and seventh highest peaks. Great weather, good eats, and successful summit climbs made for a great trip. MM climber Ben R. sent in some photos and a summary of the trip. [+] READ MORE

December 17, 2010

Success in Mexico and Ecuador!

After several weeks of gnarly La Niña weather, Mountain Madness climbers were able to summit Cotopaxi! Guide Sebastian Carrasco led 5 clients on what he called "the best summit on Cotopaxi ever!!" Conditions on the mountain have turned many groups away so far this year, but Sebastian's group benefited from a clear, cold night before their summit attempt, giving them packed snow for easy travel and stunning views of the surrounding volcanoes. [+] READ MORE

February 9, 2010

Madness Team Summits Orizaba!

Congratulations to Gavin, Robert, and Sabina, who all summitted the Mexican Volcano Orizaba, despite challenging weather conditions, including more snow than the locals have seen since the 1990s. Richard, Tony, and Lauren all set personal high altitude records, too!