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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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February 27, 2013

Aconcagua Trip Report Part 3 - Team Weathers Storm

Here is Ian's final report for our early February Aconcagua Normal Route expedition. Thanks again to all of our fearless climbers that joined us on this trip, we can't wait to climb with you again!

"Tino and I had been watching the weather, utilizing three different sources every night the entire trip. Like a juggernaut, the storm was still approaching without any deviance. Now just three days from our projected summit attempt, and we feared the forecast accuracy to a great degree. [+] READ MORE

February 26, 2013

Trip Report of Aconcagua Team Approach - Part 2

Part 2 of our early February Aconcagua Normal Route expedition trip report. You read about the team's challenges in Mendoza and their first acclimatization hike. Now the approach up the giant mountain begins!


February 25, 2013

Aconcagua Expedition Trip Report - Part 1

Here is the first in a series of blogs from Ian Nicholson about our February 2 Aconcagua Normal Route expedition. Many of you followed the progress on our Facebook page and probably had many questions. How far did the team make it? What happens if your bags don't make it to Mendoza? What was the weather like? Did our clients have fun? What did they do when they got down from the mountain? Follow our blog for the next three days and all of your questions will be answered!


February 18, 2013

Mountain Madness to offer AMGA Single Pitch Instructor Course

Professional American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) trainings and Mountain Madness

With the growing popularity of rock climbing as a professional progam activity in summer camps, high schools Universities and adventure / leadership programs, the demand for qualified instructors has increased ten fold in the last ten years.  As with many seemingly high risk activities, if facilitated by trained and qualified instructors, the risks involved can be manged and the risks minimized. The American Mountain Guides Association's "Single Pitch Instructor course (SPI)"  is becoming recognized as the standard training for rock climbing instructors. [+] READ MORE

February 15, 2013

Ethical Travel in Nepal with Mountain Madness

MOUNTAIN MADNESS has a long history of reaching out to help local communities in the places we visit. Today, we continue the vision of Scott Fischer and Christine Boskoff by collaborating with a variety of relief agencies, conservation groups, and non-profits. We believe in the power to make a difference!