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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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September 10, 2015

Fly like a Butterfly. Climb like a Mountain Goat.

Congratulations to John Davis, who recently successfully reached the summit of Mont Blanc. Back in July, John put time and mileage into preparation for the Alps earlier in the North Cascades on the Matterhorn Prep Course


July 25, 2014

Alan's Torment Forbidden Traverse Report

A couple years back I met Gordon and Thiago in a 6 day glacier mountaineering course on Mount Shuksan. They were both intrigued by climbing in technical terrain and picked it up quickly.  For this summer the lofty goal of climbing the Torment Forbidden was decided upon.  


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

July 31, 2013

Perfect Weather on the Torment Traverse

Over the past three years Amy has racked up an impressive list of expedition climbs and treks, ranging from snowboarding from the summit of Elbrus, to Everest base camp treks with her kids. Recently like many mountaineers Amy decided to learn to rock climb in order to apply rock craft to the mountains. [+] READ MORE

October 22, 2012

North Ridge of Forbidden Peak

Check out one of our trip reports from last summer on Forbidden's classic North Ridge with MM Guide Ian Nicholson. If you're interested in joining us next summer, we're offering 2012 prices for 2013 trips if you sign up before January 1st! Read Ian's blog and start dreaming about your North Cascades adventure!