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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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November 25, 2009

Antisana Expedition in progress- success on Illiniza Norte

Dispatch #1

Antisana expedition- click here for trip details

Amber Laree de Freire reporting for guide Ossy Freire: At 8:15 this morning Ossy, Hunter and Andy made their first summit during their Ecuadorian Mountain climbing odyssey. The three climbers were basking in the Equatorial sun on the top of Illiniza Norte. No slackers here-they made record time- reaching the "Cumbre" in one hour and 55 minutes.


November 23, 2009

Ama Dablam Expedition Wrap-Up

The team is on their way home, back to base camp, and heading for a warm bed and much needed rest. Congrats to all, including our fantastic support staff, for a job well done! [+] READ MORE

November 21, 2009

Success on Ama Dablam!

Seth called in to say the group reached the summit of Ama Dablam at 10 a.m. Nepal time! "Burly winds" in otherwise good conditions allowed them to safely reach the summit. Everyone persevered in the battle with the high winds. The team is now snuggled in at Camp 2, happy and healthy and tired from a big day in the mountains. 

Great effort and congrats to all!


November 20, 2009

Camp 3 - Ama Dablam Summit Tomorrow!

Seth called this morning from Ama Dablam High Camp at 6000/20,669 ft to report that the team is healthy, strong, and motivated to go for the top tomorrow. Yesterday two Sherpas summitted, which was great news, as Seth will have very current beta on the route conditions.


November 19, 2009

Ama Dablam Camp 2

Hey Madness, Seth here. We are up at Camp. We climbed up from Camp 1 today, covering the ground in about 4-1/2 hours. Everyone is doing really well. Probably some of the best climbing of the whole route was covered today and everyone definitely enjoyed it. We are about to hit the hay and move up to Camp 3 tomorrow. We will touch base then. We are on the move, go, go. Later. [+] READ MORE