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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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July 23, 2015

Three out of Three in Peru!

Last year Barbara S. climbed her first three mountains in Peru. She fell so in love with the Cordillera Blanca that she decided to come back for more. Knowing Barbara's strength and climbing skills, the best option was to set up a customized trip. For the first part of the expedition the logistics were shared with another customized trip led by Marc and Sondra Ripprerger. Instead of Churup Lake (the classic Mountain Madness acclimatization hike) the team went to Ahuak Lake. With more than 180 km of the highest tropical range in the world at our fingertips, there were plenty of good options nearby to stretch our legs, gain some altitude and enjoy the views.

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July 13, 2015

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

Alpamayo has been coined the most beautiful mountain in the world. Long-time Mountain Madness climber Jeff D. has had the stunning photo of the West Face of Alpamayo on his phone screensaver for a number of years now. After he saw this magnificent peak on trek through the Santa Cruz Valley, he made it his goal to climb this technical climb that stands just under 6000 meters. 

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June 24, 2015

Open Season in the Cordillera Blanca!

MM Guide Marc Ripperger checked in from Peru on Monday to let us know that the team is heading for Alpamayo today! 

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September 26, 2014

Easy Accessibility for Great Climbing in Peru!

Here's a look back on one of our awesome adventures this summer. Alan Rousseau reported from Peru after a successful expedition to the Cordillera Blanca. 

"I am writing this while on the second story of a bus bound for Lima.  The intimidating glaciated fins of the Cordillera Blanca lay peacefully in the rear view.  I have spent the last two weeks guiding Yanapaccha and Chopikalki.  Climbing in Peru has been a dream of mine for years. However, my calendar from June to September (the climbing season in Peru) has always been dominated by guiding for Mountain Madness in the Cascade Range. 

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July 23, 2014

Beautiful Artesonraju Compels Two to Summit

After our success with the Yanapaccha - Chopakalki group, Barbara and I headed towards the Santa Cruz valley with the intention of attempting Artesonraju, which is truly one of the most beautiful peaks around the world. [+] READ MORE