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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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August 31, 2015

The Alps deliver, despite some challenging conditions

For the last two weeks of August, Monica G. and Jody R. joined Mountain Madness on climbs in France and Switzerland. Mont Blanc was one of the options but we switched to other goals due to rock fall hazards on the Gouter Couloir.

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August 14, 2015

Dry Summer in the Alps

This is a dry summer in the Alps. Mont Blanc's normal route has been closed by the authorities twice so far and many routes are more dangerous than usual, especially those that travel big glaciers or areas with loose rocks. It doesn't mean that alpinism is not viable, not at all! It's just a matter of choosing the right lines. MM Guide Joshua Jarrin took clients to Mont Blanc and the Matterhorn this August to have a try at good weather and some great alpine climbing. 

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August 13, 2015

Learning the Ropes on Ruth Mountain

After our morning gear check in Seattle Mike, Pete and Mountain Madness guide Niels Meyer headed to Ruth Mountain for our Intro to Mountaineering course. Mike and Pete are Seattle locals interested in alpine climbing and mountaineering and they wanted to learn foundational skills before heading into the alpine on their own.

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August 3, 2015

Tons of Mileage on the North Ridge of Forbidden Peak

I just finished up guiding a great alpine route in the heart of the North Cascades, the North Ridge of Forbidden Peak.  I had the pleasure of meeting Paul and Stephen on the last day of July in Seattle, and we headed out in search of broken glaciers, huge rock ridges and, of course, the level of adventure for which remote, uncertain terrain is requisite.

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