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December 19, 2016

The Bishop and the Man of Wind and Snow - Part One

Team member Alex Beattie shares his experiences from our Antisana Expedition.

A bishop, two nuns and four friars walk into a tabernacle, arguing over canon.

Sounds like the start of a bad joke? Probably. No doubt it actually started out that way (those wacky Ecuadorians). It also describes the remnants of an Ecuadorian volcano that blew itself apart about 600 years ago and left a horseshoe-shaped string of  high peaks around a 3 km wide caldera. A perfect description, if you look at it just the right way (and apply sufficient imagination).     

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December 31, 2014

"All is great in Ecuador!"

MM guide Juliana reported in from the Ecuador School and Volcanoes Expedition to say all is great in the Andes of Ecuador! 

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November 24, 2014

Exceptional weather to kick off Ecuador season

The winter Ecuador climbing season was kicked off with a Mountain Madness expedition of Antisana and Illiniza Sur. For those of you who have climbed in Ecuador before, you may have experienced cloudy and stormy conditions on the Ecuadorian volcanoes. However, this team was lucky enough to have views of the avenue of volcanoes from the summit of Illniza Sur and Norte! The clients were strong on both climbs and blown away by the beauty of the region. 

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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.

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January 24, 2014

Cotopaxi Climb a Success!

Congratulations to our Cotopaxi Express team! We just received some awesome photos from their expedition, which today was topped off with a successful summit of Cotopaxi. Two of our team will be continuing on to Chimborazo, so we wish them the best of luck. [+] READ MORE