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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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August 29, 2009

Zuleta Magic - The Best Hacienda in Ecuador?

August 28

Yesterday we enjoyed eating ants and live beetle larva, rafting on Tom Sawyer-like balsa rafts down a section of one of the Amazon River's major tributaries - the Rio Napo, and swimming like fish in the Casa del Suizo swimming pool. [+] READ MORE

August 24, 2009

Spectacular Hospitality on Ecuador Trek

August 21

This is a guest blog by Mark Gunlogson's sister.

Yesterday started at a leisurely pace -- we are on vacation, after all, we reminded ourselves -- an all-purpose excuse for sleeping in, indulging in the fabulous Rumiloma breakfast, and shopping...more on that to come.

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August 21, 2009

Bullfighting in San Agustin - Ecuador Hacienda

Is after several glasses of wine in the Inca Room at Hacienda San Agustin that the conversation drifted towards bull fighting. First Amber shared her fantasy of Ossy dressed in a bull fighters outfit and then conversation drifted to the elegance of movement and tight pants - dare I say, "girl talk." [+] READ MORE

August 19, 2009

Ecuador Eating Expedition Underway!

By Mark Gunlogson - President Mountain Madness

This morning we woke up in the comforts of Hacienda Rumiloma, which is owned and operated by Mountain Madness guide Ossy and his wife Amber. Siuated above bustling city of Quito in a small cloud forest, its location is surpassed only by the charm of the rooms and restaraunt, which seems unlikey to be bettered in all of Ecuador. [+] READ MORE

August 13, 2009

Elbrus Summit Dispatch!

We are back in Terskol after a successful trip. Steve Pigott, Joe DeHart and Hanse Ringstrom made the summit under clear skies with windy conditions on August 11th with local guide Soltan Kochkarev. [+] READ MORE