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September 26, 2013

One of the Best Technical Traverses - Ptarmigan Traverse

Backpacker Magazine rated the Ptarmigan Traverse one of the best technical traverses in the U.S. We experienced a little bit of everything on an outstanding climb through the beautiful North Cascades.

Our team of 4 was made up of Seattle locals Dean, Lauren, and Rich and Mountain Madness guide Marc Ripperger leading the brigade through the mountains. [+] READ MORE

August 24, 2010

Traversing In Washington!

Whether we are climbing in the Cascades or the Olympics, Mountain Madness has been leading a number of climbs across traverses and coming out with great results! 

Bailey Range Traverse - Outside Magazine's Best Trips of 2010!

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July 14, 2010

Local Action in the Cascade Range

Summer has arrived in all its glory in Washington State and Mountain Madness teams have been getting after it successfully in the mountains and on the rock. As most Pacific Northwesterners know, the official start of the summer season is typically not anywhere near the summer solstice, but during the days immediately after the 4th of July. Such was the case this year when, on July 7th, the master “summer switch” was flipped to reveal sun, heat, and endless mountain views. [+] READ MORE