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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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January 29, 2013

The 4-1-1 on Baker Backcountry Skiing

Ever wanted to try backcountry skiing but didn’t know where to start? Ever wanted to explore new backcountry ski terrain but didn’t want to waste days stumbling around? Every wanted to refresh your avalanche education but didn’t want to take a whole new course? Well, join MM ski guide and avalanche instructor Dallas Glass as he updates us on his recent ski day with MM clients in the Mt Baker Backcountry and their visit to the Whiter Room.

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January 25, 2013

Tsum Valley Statistics

TSUM VALLEY TREK STATISTICS

6 clients, 1 Nepali guide, 2 sherpas, 1 head cook, 5 kitchen staff, 23 porters, 2 Buddhist monks, and one Mountain Madness guide.

13 tents including client tents, monk tents, a dining tent, toilet tent, kitchen tent, porter tent, and sherpa tent.

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January 24, 2013

Tsum Valley Trek 2012 Part 2

Tsum Valley is a beyul, a sacred Buddhist valley. Killing is prohibited and small monasteries abound. Monks and teachers from Tibet used to come regularly to the valley, and Buddhism has thrived here. In addition to traditional monasteries, every village has a lineage holder (sometimes two). A lineage holder passes Buddhist teachings and scriptures down from father to son instead of training someone else. [+] READ MORE

January 23, 2013

Debut Tsum Valley Trek 2012

Tsum Valley is idyllic, the quintessential Shangri-La conjured in Himalayan dreams. Snowy mountains in the distance, women in Tibetan dress harvesting millet or barley in the field, stone houses in small clusters, chortens all along the trail, dozens of small monasteries, children with sunburnt cheeks and runny noses full of curiosity, men ushering yak caravans to Tibet for trade, women spinning yak wool into yarn on drop spindles, and at times the world is quiet like you cannot imagine — only the sound of wind to break the night. We’ve stepped into another world.

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January 23, 2013

A FREE Evening of Backcountry Skiing Adventures in the Northwest

Ever wondered about backcountry skiing in the Northwest.  Where the best powder is?  What equipment I need? Is it safe? 

Join Mountain Madness ski guide / professional avalanche education instructor Dallas Glass as he unfolds the answers to these questions behind the phenomenon of backcountry skiing. [+] READ MORE