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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.


June 12, 2017

Ecuador Update 6/12/2017

Madness guide Juliana Garcia writes in with this update on the Ecuador expedition:

After few days of acclimatization in our amazing mountains, we summitted Iliniza Norte, followed by Cayambe.

On Cayambe we had a great weather, a full moon, good snow conditions, and a lot of motivation from our team! After many hours of battling up, we made it to the summit in eight hours.  Laurence and Samuel, congrats on your effort!


June 8, 2017

Ecuador Update 6/8/2017

MM Guide Juliana Garcia reports from Ecuador that the team summitted Iliniza Norte yesterday.  Today, they visited Otavako market and they're ready to head to the Cayambe hut. She also sent the following images of the summit and market.


June 6, 2017

Ecuador Update 6/6/2017

MM Guide Juliana Garcia writes to tell us they've had beautiful weather and perfect days! Yesterday they summited Guagua Pichincha and spent the afternoon at the Chuquiragua Lodge. Today the weather continues to be promising for their trip to the hut in preparation for the Ilinizas.


June 5, 2017

Experiencing Quito

Madness guide Juliana Garcia reports that she and climbers Lauren & Samuel are enjoying Quito and the surrounding areas while acclimatizing for climbs of Cayambe and Chimborazo. They've witnessed the famous Últimas Noticias 15km race, eaten lunch at the La casa de Rafa Cave - in darkness! - and hiked Ilalo Hill. Great weather, great hikes, and great food; what's not to like?