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Dispatches from afar - the Alaska Range. Josh Terrell photo
Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
Writing dispatches in camp on Kilimanjaro. Mark Gunlogson photo
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April 11, 2016

"Like Returning to Earth from Another World"

Most recent update from MM Guide Shayan: We have left Everest Base Camp under clear skies and cold temperatures. We had a very comfortable night there huddling in our heated dining tent. The camp has many fewer tents this year but it seems by the amount of traffic headed up the trail that won't last long. [+] READ MORE

April 4, 2016

Sights and Sounds from Everest Base Camp Trek

Mountain Madness guide Shayan Rohani called in with the following live update from Nepal:

This is Shayan calling in from Dingboche on our first spring Everest Base Camp Trek. So far everything is going exceedingly well.

We had some interesting weather trying to get into Lukla, and ended up hiring a helicopter in order to arrive on schedule. However, the helicopter wasn’t able to land in Lukla, so we overnighted with the crew in Lamidanda, which is a small hill village on the way. [+] READ MORE

December 28, 2015

Sukra Mohra Wins Mark's $100 Climbing Challenge!

Mountain Madness President Mark Gunlogson took a handful of our regular Nepal trekking staff out for their first rock climbing experience. Though it may be hard to believe, none of our porters, assistants, or kitchen staff had ever worn a climbing harness or had the chance to climb on a rope before. Only summit expedition member Temba was an experienced climber--and today he would be the belayer.

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November 11, 2015

A Glimpse of Kathmandu

Made it to Kathmandu after an enjoyable stopover in Hong Kong; one perk of travel to Asia is interesting layovers. A day of preparation before heading into the mountains for the Everest Base Camp Trek has left me little time to take a look around the city. I did get the chance to meet with Sagar from our Kathmandu office and Neel. Neel and I will join Mountain Madness guide Deana Zabaldo and her organization Changing Lives Nepal to deliver five computers to schools and an orphanage outside of Kathmandu.

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October 22, 2015

Nepal fundraising completed- thanks to all!

A huge, heartfelt thank you goes out to all who donated to the Rebuilding Nepal's Villages GoFundMe campaign. Thanks to 542 of you, nearly 90 thousand dollars will go toward recovery in the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th of this year. 

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