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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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March 6, 2017

The Quiet Comeback

Respected Everest chronicler, successful K2 and Seven Summit climber, and passionate Alzheimer’s advocate interviews Mark Gunlogson about his company Mountain Madness and their return to Mount Everest.

If you say “Mountain Madness”, what comes to mind? Many people will say Scott Fischer and others may bring up Everest 1996. And while not wrong, they might be missing one of the quietest comeback stories in expedition guiding.

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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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November 9, 2010

Mera Peak Summit Photos

Here are some images from our summit climb. Since the Mera Peaks are the first big glaciated peaks rising above the foothills they stand as a fantastic vantage to the Khumbu and the surrounding ranges. The scale of the Himalaya is always staggering, but from here it's simply amazing! [+] READ MORE

October 19, 2010

Dispatches from the Himalayas!

Day 3

Today the Mera Peak team arrived in the village of Kote. Wet, but happy to find refuge in the new teahouses here. On Day 1 we had great views of the peaks towering above the village of Lukla. Since then, we’ve been getting a good Northwest-like soaking, with no views, muddy trails and temperatures in the 40s. 

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October 14, 2010

When in Doubt, Helicopter Out!

October 13

A longer than normal monsoon has delayed our flight to the village of Lukla, where our trek up to Mera Peak begins. Each day as we go out to the airport to get a flight a mass of people awaits. Today was our last day to get to Lukla before our itinerary would no longer be viable. Fortunately, Sagar, our logistics coordinator on the ground in Kathmandu, pulled some strings and off we go to Lukla on a helicopter. Phew!

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