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April 19, 2017

Tasty Ham and Eggs Climb Launches Alaska Season

Madness Guide Alan Rousseau writes in with some great images and description of an ideal climb of Ham and Eggs in the Alaska Range.


June 3, 2014

The Ruth Gorge Did Not Disappoint

Many times when climbers think of Alaska, attention goes to the prized Mt. McKinley (aka Denali), which stands as the highest point in North America. When I talk about the Ruth Gorge, the exchange goes as follows: 

Non-Climber: “How was Alaska?”

Me: “Great, we climbed in the Ruth Gorge.”

Non-Climber: “Is that near Denali?”


June 5, 2013

Denali Prep Course Gets Big Mountain Weather

The start of the 2013 Northwest season was marked by a Denali Prep Course, led by longtime Mountain Madness guide and expedition guru Jacob Schmitz, and a Mount Baker Ski Descent! Some of you may have read about the ski descent already. However, for the Denali Prep Course, things didn't exactly go as planned.  But we did get a good taste of life on a big mountain.


June 13, 2011

7-Summits reached - MM Clients Living The Dream!

Long-time MM clients Suzanne al-Houby, Shawn Dawson and Giuseppe Ruffino have been living their dreams as they make their way towards the Seven Summits goal. All three had successful summits all over the world and are already looking ahead to the next challenge! These climbers are inspiring everyone who is working towards their own dream, and showing that, with hard work and perseverance, they can make it happen! [+] READ MORE

June 2, 2011

Day One on Mount Logan!

After a tremendous amount of planning and preparation our inaugural Mount Logan Expedition flew onto Alaska's Jefferies Glacier yesterday! Mount Logan is located in the St. Elias Mountain Range of Canada‚Äôs Yukon Territory and is the second highest peak in North America. [+] READ MORE