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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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June 30, 2014

High Winds on Cayambe Turn Around Ecuador Team

This weekend Ossy checked in once the team was back to their hut on Cayambe. The Ecuador Volcanoes team had to turn around after 6 hours of fighing with 60 kph winds and heavy snowfall on the mountain. They are crossing their fingers for weather improvements. Wish them luck!

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June 28, 2014

Elbrus Team Reaches Blooming Baksan Valley

Elbrus season has begun in Russia and the climbing season is in full swing. Our group met in Moscow to take in some of the sights and culture of this foreign land before heading to the mountain. The team is an unlikely match, with members joining from Hong Kong, Florida and Alaska.  Though the places we call home stretch all around the world, we have a strong team and we are looking forward to heading up to the Barrels camp today.  Everybody is ready to stride out their climbing legs on the mountain and the skiers are ready to rip some turns down the highest mountain in Europe.

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June 27, 2014

First Ecuador Climbs of the Season Underway!

It's that time again! We have kicked off our Ecuador season with Ossy Freire taking four climbers on our Ecuador Volcanoes expedition. First up, Cayambe!

Here are some shots of their first couple days on their adventure. 

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June 20, 2014

Early season on the Easton Glacier route of Mt. Baker

Mountain Madness guide Chris Marshall and assistant Quinn Rohlf just came off a successful summit climb of Mount Baker. While the weather low on the mountain wasn't exactly cooperative, the team, fueled by gourmet backcountry cuisine, persevered climbing through a whiteout and were rewarded with a bluebird summit! [+] READ MORE

June 11, 2014

A Historic Season In Nepal

The 2014 Spring trekking season in Nepal came to a close last month. As many know, it was a tragic season on Everest this year, when 16 Nepali Sherpa lost their lives in preparation for the 2014 climbing season. However despite this tragic loss of life, MM trekkers were able to successfully travel to Everest Base Camp and ceremoniously pay their respects. Read about this year's trek in the words of MM Guide Deana Zabaldo and MM client Brian Bogdanovich.

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