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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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May 27, 2010

Madness and Seattle Parks Department's 02 Team Up on Mount Rainier!

The Outdoor Opportunities (02) Program, run by Seattle Parks and Recreation, is " outdoor expedition level program designed to expose multi-ethnic teens to environmental education, urban conservation, and stewardship, while creating an environment for community leadership and empowerment." [+] READ MORE

May 24, 2010

Shawn Dawson summits Everest!

We are pleased to announce that Mountain Madness client Shawn Dawson has reached the summit! Shawn is on a whirlwind tour of the Seven Summits in slightly more than a year. All he has left is Carstensz Pyramind, which is possible this fall with a Mountain Madness team, and Elbrus. Below is a dispatch from his climb, which was completed with Mountain Madness guide Willie Benegas and his team of climbers from Argentina- congrats to both (Willie's 10th ascent!).


May 21, 2010

Update from the Ruth Gorge!

Satellite phone reception is often poor in remote mountain ranges and Alaska's Ruth Gorge is no exception - it's a good indication of the scale of the valleys and the closeness and immensity of the peaks. But we have been able to check in with Dylan Taylor, Mark, and Peter who have been base camped beneath Peak 11,300 for the last few days (usually by repeated 1 minute long conversations!).


May 19, 2010

Team ready to tackle Peak 11,300 in the Alaska Range

It's springtime in Seattle -- which means that it's spring climbing season in the Alaska Range!  We're excited to announce that there's a Mountain Madness expedition on Peak 11,300, led by IFMGA-certified guide Dylan Taylor.  


May 17, 2010

Khumbu Icefall!

We're happy to report that it's been a wonderful spring for all the Mountain Madness teams on the Everest Base Camp Trek, led by one of our client's favorite guides Deana Zabaldo.   Our last group just finished the Khumbu Icefall extention, led by world-class mountaineer Pemba Sherpa.