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July 10, 2017

Ecuador Mountaineering School Summits Cayambe, Iliniza North, and Chimborazo

The latest Ecuador Mountaineering School started with a city tour in Quito, visiting churches and walking around the town as climbers got accustomed to the altitude of the Andes. The first acclimitization climb was Ruco Pichincha, aka "Raccoon Pikachu," where the team kept their fingers crossed for the weather to hold out during the five-hour trip. It did - that day.

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January 3, 2017

The Bishop and the Man of Wind and Snow - Part Two

Team member Alex Beattie shares his experiences from our Antisana Expedition.

It was a pretty relaxing day as we all met for the first time over breakfast. There are four clients (myself, Mike, Urszula, and Liliya), three of whom are from Canada!  I am the youngest, but everyone seems to come with good credentials (and good personality!). I think it will be a good team.

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February 26, 2015

Guest Blog - A Climber's Journal of Aconcagua

I am off to Argentina today to join with 8 other climbers and 3 guides from Mountain Madness to attempt a summit of Aconcagua via the Normal Route.

The team is arriving in Mendoza, Argentina over the next few days and we will soon begin our expedition and ascent of the highest mountain in the western and southern hemispheres. Aconcagua (the stone sentinel) stands at an impressive 6962m (22,834 ft.) above sea level, one of the “7 Summits”. It is great training for the high altitude peaks in the Himalayas. [+] READ MORE

January 16, 2015

Peak-Bagging in Colombia!

This end and begin of 2014-15 in Cocuy, Colombia was characterized by clear skies and very strong winds throughout the entire mountain climbing season.

Our MM group enjoyed great hiking conditions during the acclimatization hikes to the Monserrate and Pico del Aguila summits. The views were just perfect with the beautiful snow-covered peaks in the background contrasting with the green and yellow fields in the lower slopes of the mountain range.

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July 10, 2014

Bolivia Expedition #1 Images

MM kicked the season off in late May with some great climbs in Cordillera Real. Stay tuned for three more to come. Congrats to all with their successes!

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