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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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December 8, 2017

Cotopaxi - Back in Business!

Just over 2 years ago, Cotopaxi started an eruption phase that lasted almost 6 months. Since the first eruption, the summit and upper mountain have been closed to climbing. The Ecuadorian government reopened the peak to climbing October 6. Mountain Madness has resumed summit climbs and treks around Cotopaxi and, in fact, are operating our 2nd Cotopaxi expedition since it re-opened.

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December 5, 2017

EBC Wrap-up

Madness guide Mara Larson gives us the final update from Everest Base Camp Trek.

It's just a week past Thanksgiving now, and finally the gear is washed, the sleeping bags are airing, and the Khumbu cough is in the distant past - for all but me, Knute, and Mike, anyway.

 

How time flies post-Himalaya. And how easily we manage to forget pungent bathroom smells at 17,000 feet and the early morning deep-freeze. Our descent from Everest and the Khumbu was a celebration on many levels.

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