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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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December 15, 2009

Bolivia's melting glaciers

Here's an interesting article about the glaciers in Bolivia: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/12/14/science/earth/14bolivia.html?_r=1&emc=eta1

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December 12, 2009

BEAT the beat down!

By Mark Gunlogson

Ok, 8-12+ hours a day at work with commute, kids; if you have them, driving to ballet practice/sleep deprivation/money..,/making dinner/reading/tucking in/etc.., and for all of us the other day to day dealings- this constitutes the BEAT DOWN. However much we're rewarded by these efforts in other ways, who does not feel this pressure? [+] READ MORE

December 3, 2009

Summit of Ama Dablam

This is a summit photo from this fall's successful Ama expedition. Mark Payne joined us in fall 2008, but did not reach the summit due to poor conditions. His tenacity paid off this time! As he wrote in an email, "Here is the summit photo I have waited a year for............" Congrats to Mark and the team!

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December 3, 2009

Summit of Antisana and Cotopaxi reached!

Cotopaxi top; taking a break on Antisana bottom photo

Latest installment from Ecuador from Amber:

Saturday morning, Nov. 28th at 8:40 am, After 7 hours and forty minutes of climbing the direct route up the western face of Antisana, Oswaldo, Hunter and Andy reached the summit of Antisana. [+] READ MORE

December 1, 2009

Icy conditions on Illiniza. Antisana next up.

Saturday November 28- - Update - - "Ecuador's next Top Climbers"

Good morning all,

The three guys, Hunter, Andy and Ossy, made an attempt on Illiniza Sur in the early hours of Thanksgiving Thursday. After more than 6 hours of front-pointing and very slow progress up a very icy, and technically challenging glacier, Ossy turned the group around before the sun had a chance to warm things up too much. [+] READ MORE