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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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July 31, 2013

Bolivia climbing season ends with some great ascents!

Despite some unpleasant weather during our acclimatization at Lake Titikaka, the second Bolivia Mountaineering School group was very successful. Fortunately for us our weather luck changed once we got in to the Condoriri area; a stunning place with a couple of lakes and several peaks including Tarija and Pequeño Alpamayo, our firsts climbing objectives. [+] READ MORE

July 31, 2013

Perfect Weather on the Torment Traverse

Over the past three years Amy has racked up an impressive list of expedition climbs and treks, ranging from snowboarding from the summit of Elbrus, to Everest base camp treks with her kids. Recently like many mountaineers Amy decided to learn to rock climb in order to apply rock craft to the mountains. [+] READ MORE

July 26, 2013

Third Elbrus Team Heads To The Mountain

Elbrus Team # 3 checking in from the Baksan Valley. Crossing our fingers that the weather returns to favorable conditions for this group! Stay tuned for more news from the mountain.

"We are heading up to the Barrels tomorrow. Things have been going smoothly, minus the usually bump in the Russian road.  Yesterday, the Cheget Ski Mountain, which sits within a few miles of the Georgian border and is the normal venue for our first acclimatization hike, was closed due to border control. [+] READ MORE

July 24, 2013

Multi-Pitch Training Leads To Big Climbs!

The first day of any Intermediate Rock Course is the day to check up on the skills and habits of the recreational climber, and make sure all of the necessary pieces are there. Good belay techniques, safety checks, and communication are among the most important.


July 22, 2013

Kilimanjaro Summit - 16 out of 16!

MM Guide Ben Mality reports on our recent Kilimanjaro expedition:

Day 1 of our 16-person Kilimanjaro climb this late June started off with a comfortable night at our private camp in the Arusha National Park. At around 6,000 feet, it's great for acclimatization and the trekkers loved it. The staff was generous and made the comfortable tents and meals look amazing. Far away from the bustle of Arusha and far from the airport, there is no place like it to recover from your travels and get ready for the climb. Trekkers kept exclaiming, "what a place to stay before the climb!"