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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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February 22, 2016

Orizaba Express Expedition Success

MM guide Mark Pugliese is reporting live from the 3rd highest peak in North America. Listen to his daily updates as our team heads to the roof of Mexico. [+] READ MORE

December 16, 2015

Exceeding Expectations on Orizaba Express

Climber Josh Collman wrote to tell us about his experience on Pico de Orizaba earlier this month:On December 6th, I arrived in Mexico City for my first high altitude expedition. The Orizaba Express trip was chosen to see how I can handle altitudes higher than what is offered in the lower 48 states. Since I'd be going to Mexico and exploring altitudes that were foreign to me, I needed to feel comfortable. Fortunately, I did from the very beginning. 

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December 8, 2015

What it is Like to Start a High Altitude Climb

Written by Mary Houston, who is a former Mountain Madness Cotopaxi member and is attempting Orizaba at the start of the New Year with MM. [+] READ MORE

December 18, 2014

Success and luxury in the heart of Mexico

Mountain Madness just wrapped up its second trip to Mexico for 2014 with it's "Orizaba Express" trip, a fast track to the top of North America's 3rd highest peak at 5,700 meters or 18,700 feet.  The week long trip began with a night in Mexico City 7,384 ft 2,250 m and continued with a visit to Teotihuacan, one of the most architecturally significant Mesoamerican sites in the Americas. [+] READ MORE

December 8, 2014

Mexico climbing season is underway and Mountain Madness is rockin' south of the border!

Our first 9-day Mexico Volcanoes Expedition of the season just returned from a very successful trip. Every one of our climbers summited both the 7th (Iztaccihuatl, 17,134 ft.) and the 3rd (Orizaba, 18, 491 ft) highest peaks in North America!  Conditions on the peaks were great, as was the weather! 

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