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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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December 28, 2015

Sukra Mohra Wins Mark's $100 Climbing Challenge!

Mountain Madness President Mark Gunlogson took a handful of our regular Nepal trekking staff out for their first rock climbing experience. Though it may be hard to believe, none of our porters, assistants, or kitchen staff had ever worn a climbing harness or had the chance to climb on a rope before. Only summit expedition member Temba was an experienced climber--and today he would be the belayer.

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December 21, 2015

Meaningful Accomplishments on Aconcagua

Madness Guide Mark Pugliese writes to share he and his team's experience on a difficult summit attempt on Aconcagua.  Team one of seven back in Mendoza and finally warm! This has been one of the coldest and windiest expeditions I have ever been on. 

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December 16, 2015

Exceeding Expectations on Orizaba Express

Climber Josh Collman wrote to tell us about his experience on Pico de Orizaba earlier this month:On December 6th, I arrived in Mexico City for my first high altitude expedition. The Orizaba Express trip was chosen to see how I can handle altitudes higher than what is offered in the lower 48 states. Since I'd be going to Mexico and exploring altitudes that were foreign to me, I needed to feel comfortable. Fortunately, I did from the very beginning. 

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December 8, 2015

What it is Like to Start a High Altitude Climb

Written by Mary Houston, who is a former Mountain Madness Cotopaxi member and is attempting Orizaba at the start of the New Year with MM. [+] READ MORE

December 7, 2015

Aconcagua Update-12/2015: Todo Bien from 4300m at Aconcagua Basecamp!

Our group is doing well and have been enjoying some unusually calm weather here at Plaza de Mulas. We dropped off a heavy load of gear, food, and fuel at our camp one at 5100m yesterday, and are taking a nice rest day here before we move onto the mountain to start our summit bid. [+] READ MORE