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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.


March 16, 2016

$170,000+ Raised for Nepal School - Let the Rebuild Begin!

Katie Rose Fischer-Price, daughter of Mountain Madness founder Scott Fischer, writes in with an update on the success of the recent benefit featuring Ed Viesturs and Dawa Geljen Sherpa. Since the time of her writing, more contributions have arrived to rebuild and expand the Himalayan English Boarding School, bringing the total to $170,000 so far. It's not too late to donate! Visit to join the groundswell of support.  


December 31, 2013

Happy New Year from Kilimanjaro!

Mark Gunlogson's father-in-law, Darrell, checked in with some updates from Africa! Good luck to the team on the mountain and a happy new year to everyone from Mountain Madness!

Our international team of from Tanzania, Sweden, Hungary and America all arrived at Camp 3 on December 29th, happy and healthy. Our hike the first two days were incredible! [+] READ MORE

June 5, 2013

Students Take Home Life Lessons

As we mentioned in a previous blog post, some students from Ellenville High School in New York were given the assignment of reading, Into Thin Air by Jon Krakauer.  We were thrilled when they reached out to Mountain Madness and shared some of the essays that the students wrote.  We were impressed with the life lessons that the students took away from the book and ultimately the tragedy that took so many lives back in 1996.  We thought we’d share with you some highlights from the essays we read.


March 14, 2013

Into Thin Air - Still Inspiring Young Students

Over 15 years later, we're proud and honored to see that Scott Fischer's legacy still inspires young people all over the world. We were especially happy to receive a note from a teacher in New York who has been teaching Into Thin Air to her English students. It sounds like the students have been totally captured by the adventure and tragedy of the book and have taken away some valuable lessons for everyday life. Thank you to the students of Ellenville High School in New York for sharing your stories and essays with us, and thank you to teacher Kristy Wilson for sharing her story: