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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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October 22, 2015

Nepal fundraising completed- thanks to all!

A huge, heartfelt thank you goes out to all who donated to the Rebuilding Nepal's Villages GoFundMe campaign. Thanks to 542 of you, nearly 90 thousand dollars will go toward recovery in the aftermath of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on April 25th of this year. 

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October 20, 2015

Pik Lenin Success- trip report from summer climb

Here at Mountain Madness, we staged our second trip to Pik Lenin, in the Pamir Range of Kyrgyzstan, last August.  Where exactly is that, you ask?  Well, that's the first thing you will notice when going to a place like Kyrgyzstan; nobody knows where it is.  Heck, I didn't know exactly where it was before doing the research prior to my first trip over there.  Kyrgyzstan is situated in a mountain-rich zone with the Pamir Mountains, known as "The Roof of the World," forming a junction between the Himalaya and Karakoram with the Tian Shan.  Sharing borders with Tajikistan, Kazakstan, Uzbekistan and Xinjiang (China), Kyrgyzstan is truly an untamed land and tends not to be a very popular place to visit - especially given its location in the "-stans." Pakistan and Afghanistan are only one country away and I think many people assume it is a dangerous place to travel.  However, I have always found Kyrgyzstan safe, yet wild and a starkly beautiful place to explore.

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