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September 17, 2013

Goals, First Summits and Blue Skies on Mt. Adams

During the last full week in July, Mountain Madness guides Viviane deBros and Andy Dahlen led a group of first time mountaineers up Mt. Adams, the second highest peak in Washington State. Standing at 12,281 feet, Mt. Adams is truly a mountain of high altitude adventure while at the same time, a great goal and accomplishment for people who are looking to gain mountaineering experience. 

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September 10, 2013

A Glacier Peak Climb Worth So Much More

To tackle a big and remote mountain like Glacier Peak takes a hefty dose of motivation and determination. The ascent takes five days, and none of them are easy. The trip runs a total of 36 miles round trip, and boasts a total elevation gain of over 8,000ft. For Dennis Matthews, at age 61, this would be a proud achievement. Over many years, Dennis had climbed the other four volcanoes in Washington, including Mt. Rainier, Mt. Adams, Mt. Baker and Mt. St. Helens. Only Glacier Peak remained. [+] READ MORE

September 4, 2013

Adventures in the Olympic Peninsula

Mountain Madness guides Travis Williams and Andy Dahlen traveled to the Olympic National Park with seven clients in early July for a five day summit climb of Mt. Olympus, the highest peak in the park. During their five days together, they were able to explore the beautiful Hoh River rainforest, the warm waters of an alpine lake, and summit an impressive mountain together, but more importantly, everyone came away with a group of new friends. 

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August 26, 2013

Introducing the Family to a New-found Passion

One of our most popular climbs here at Mountain Madness has always been climbing Mt. Baker via the Easton Glacier. It's almost a rite of passage for climbing in the Cascades. [+] READ MORE

August 21, 2013

The Isolation that is Glacier Peak

For years guiding in the cascades, people always ask, “What’s that big peak out there?”  Generally without even looking I know they are asking about Glacier Peak, the most remote of the Cascade Volcanoes. [+] READ MORE