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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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October 16, 2017

Colombia: Santa Marta's Summits, the Kogi People, and White Sand Beaches - A Complete Adventure

Madness owner Mark Gunlogson continues the exploratory trip to establish the Caribbean to Glacier Climb & Trek in the wild Kogi tribal land of Colombia. Missed part one? Read it here.

As we left Dove Camp and the last bit of cloud forest, we entered the Santa Marta's version of the sub-alpine zone where dwarfed plants, occasional small trees, and grasses covered the landscape. The goal, however, was the alpine zone where we'd set-up base camp for our climb of Colon.

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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 7, 2015

Aconcagua Update-12/2015: Todo Bien from 4300m at Aconcagua Basecamp!

Our group is doing well and have been enjoying some unusually calm weather here at Plaza de Mulas. We dropped off a heavy load of gear, food, and fuel at our camp one at 5100m yesterday, and are taking a nice rest day here before we move onto the mountain to start our summit bid. [+] READ MORE

July 23, 2015

Three out of Three in Peru!

Last year Barbara S. climbed her first three mountains in Peru. She fell so in love with the Cordillera Blanca that she decided to come back for more. Knowing Barbara's strength and climbing skills, the best option was to set up a customized trip. For the first part of the expedition the logistics were shared with another customized trip led by Marc and Sondra Ripprerger. Instead of Churup Lake (the classic Mountain Madness acclimatization hike) the team went to Ahuak Lake. With more than 180 km of the highest tropical range in the world at our fingertips, there were plenty of good options nearby to stretch our legs, gain some altitude and enjoy the views.

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July 13, 2015

Good Things Come To Those Who Wait

Alpamayo has been coined the most beautiful mountain in the world. Long-time Mountain Madness climber Jeff D. has had the stunning photo of the West Face of Alpamayo on his phone screensaver for a number of years now. After he saw this magnificent peak on trek through the Santa Cruz Valley, he made it his goal to climb this technical climb that stands just under 6000 meters. 

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