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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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March 26, 2014

AIARE Level 2: Snow Geeks Anonymous

It’s a common question, “So what’s the next step in avalanche education?” Well, for some it’s continuing to refresh and sharpen the skills taught in a Level 1. For others it’s stepping out and taking an AIARE Level 2 course. AIARE’s Level 2 is titled “Evaluating Snow Stability and Avalanche Hazard” and we lovingly call it “Snow Geeks Anonymous.” Why? Well, a Level 1 focuses on how we make decisions and identify avalanche terrain. So, a Level 2 really delves into the snowpack and how avalanches happen. [+] READ MORE

March 19, 2014

Drawing for Free Rock Climbing Course!

It's that time again! The King 5 2014 Best Northwest Escapes has nominated Mountain Madness for the Best Rock Climbing Class! We would love your support in helping us reach #1 this year, and this year we are offering an awesome award to one lucky winner if we reach our goal. 


March 18, 2014

MM Guide Ben Mality Takes You To the Roof of Africa

You can say it takes a village to climb Mount Kilimanjaro. This is very true as you climb with Mountain Madness; with well trained guides, hard working porters, and professional cooks, it is possible to reach the roof of Africa.


March 14, 2014

Summit Success on the Aconcagua Polish Traverse

MM Guide Gaspar Navarrete reports of a successful Aconcagua climb via the Polish Traverse! Derrick T. and Gaspar reached the summit despite fresh heavy snowfall and low temperatures.


March 2, 2014

Getting Primed for Climb in the Ecuador Climbing School

Today, we came down from Cayambe after four days of an intense Ecuador Mountaineering School. This time, Liina, a dentist from Finland, and John, an engineer from Oregon, joined our trip. They came not just for the opportunity of attempting three of the highest volcanoes in Ecuador, but also to learn the fundamentals for enjoying the mountains with safety.