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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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July 21, 2018

Father Daughter trip to the Alps

It’s always a pleasure to help a family spend time together safely in the mountains. I know some of the best visits I’ve had with my dad have been on climbing trips. Having time to relax sitting around huts, or in camp without the electronic distractions of daily life lends itself quite well for connecting with people. This week I climbed in France and Italy with Rob and Sonia, a fit father-daughter-duo that were new to mountaineering. [+] READ MORE

July 19, 2018

Mountain Madness gives back

Mountain Madness has a long history of giving back to our local community and to the beautiful countries we climb and trek in. While the destinations we travel to offer exceptionally rich environments, many local populations are far from wealthy. We take pride in paying our guides and porters fair wages and making sure they are safe and comfortable during our trips. It is also part of our values to help under-served populations as best we can. [+] READ MORE

July 18, 2018

Two Stones on the Summit-Epic Success on Elbrus

Early on the morning of July 9, 2018, two Stones sat on top of Europe, buffeted by high winds and cold temperatures, but holding on, rock solid, for one hard earned summit photo. John and daughter Madeleine Stone from Iowa first attempted to climb Russia’s Mt. Elbrus in 2017. [+] READ MORE

July 9, 2018

Among Women in the Mountains: A Female Guide’s Learning from an All-Girls Climb

Our climb began in the pitch-black darkness of a sky with no moon. It was 1 a.m. and I offered to lead our teams out of camp, even though I’d never climbed the Easton Glacier. I could only see the narrow scope of my bright headlamp, so I trusted intuition, weaving around rock outcroppings and crisscrossing across slopes. Step by step, we made slow progress through our obsidian universe. [+] READ MORE