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


April 29, 2014

'Trek & Mountain Magazine' Highlights Mountain Madness in Ecuador

The February 2014 issue of 'Trek & Mountain Magazine' features a wonderful article about mountain climbing in Ecuador with photos from previous Mountain Madness trips as well as top billing in the "Who to go with" section.  British author and mountain guide Alun Richardson takes readers on a trip he led to Ecuador's Avenue of Volcanos at the end of last year.


March 2, 2014

Getting Primed for Climb in the Ecuador Climbing School

Today, we came down from Cayambe after four days of an intense Ecuador Mountaineering School. This time, Liina, a dentist from Finland, and John, an engineer from Oregon, joined our trip. They came not just for the opportunity of attempting three of the highest volcanoes in Ecuador, but also to learn the fundamentals for enjoying the mountains with safety.


February 3, 2012

Ecuador School Pushes Through Hard Conditions to Summit Cotopaxi

Sebastian writes in with an update from our Ecuador Mountaineering School. The team has battled some difficult conditions on both Cayambe and Cotopaxi, but they are now resting in the beautiful 400-year-old hacienda, La Cienega, drying out gear and restoring energy after a successful summit of Cotopaxi.


December 28, 2011

Ecuador Climbing School underway

MM guide Tino Villanueva checked in with an update of the team. After a bit of acclimatizing and shopping, the team has moved up on Cayambe for some schooling. [+] READ MORE