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August 9, 2018

No Spaghetti on spaghetti traverse... just tortellini, ziti, penne and espresso!

The spaghetti traverse, is a five day horseshoe shaped traverse that begins and ends in Zermatt. Although it begins and terminates in Switzerland almost all of the climbing occurs in Italy. Each hut is located on Italian soil (or rock in most cases). [+] READ MORE

August 2, 2018

Eiger ascent by Mountain Madness guide Alan Rousseau

John and I spent a week climbing in the alps last year and climbed Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn together. This year he came back with a plan for us to do a “warm-up” route with his son, and then head to Grindelwald to try the Eiger. [+] READ MORE

August 31, 2015

The Alps deliver, despite some challenging conditions

For the last two weeks of August, Monica G. and Jody R. joined Mountain Madness on climbs in France and Switzerland. Mont Blanc was one of the options but we switched to other goals due to rock fall hazards on the Gouter Couloir.

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August 14, 2015

Dry Summer in the Alps

This is a dry summer in the Alps. Mont Blanc's normal route has been closed by the authorities twice so far and many routes are more dangerous than usual, especially those that travel big glaciers or areas with loose rocks. It doesn't mean that alpinism is not viable, not at all! It's just a matter of choosing the right lines. MM Guide Joshua Jarrin took clients to Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn this August to have a try at good weather and some great alpine climbing. 

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August 22, 2014

Weather in the Alps Won't Stop the Madness

This summer hasn't been the best in the Alps in terms of the weather and therefore the conditions. It has been raining a lot and the high peaks are covered with fresh snow. The good news is that in the Alps it is fairly easy to go to a different area and still get a great day of alpinism. Following that idea, we just finished a trip in Europe with five summits instead of three.

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