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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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April 3, 2017

Everest Updates 4/3/2017

Our Nepal season is in full swing, with the Everest Expedition, Island Peak Expedition, and Everest Base Camp Trek groups all underway.


March 30, 2016

A View Into Aconcagua-Vallecitos Combo

Aconcagua is the highest mountain in the western hemisphere and a major objective for individuals looking to tackle one of their first Seven Summit peaks. Traditionally the approach to climbing Aconcagua follows the philosophy of "climb high sleep low." This is a very effective approach but often requires multiple carries to the high camps of the mountain. This approach forces you to repeat many of the hikes over and over. Mountain Madness launched a new program this winter where the concept of "climb high sleep low" is diversified to eliminate the multiple carries on the same hikes and adds several other spectacular Argentinian peaks up to 5475m / 17949ft.


July 18, 2014

Ultimate Cordillera Blanca

The Peruvian climbing season kicked off with a great success on the Ultimate Cordillera Blanca trip! Three clients and two guides successfully summitted Maparaju, Huapi, and Ishincha. Congratulations to everyone! Take a look at their story below:


September 11, 2013

The Bailey Range; a True Paradise

Client Mike Natucci and guide Aili Farquhar headed out on the sunny morning of July 20th from Second Ascent in Seattle.   Their destination: the Bailey Range, a remote interior sub-range of the Olympic Mountains. [+] READ MORE

August 5, 2013

Ice fall, Winds and Beautiful Blue Skies on Mt. Rainier

Our group of mostly long time Mountain Madness climbers Matthias, David, Krista and Krista all met at Second Ascent the morning of July 8th. There had been some last minute changes to our Mt. Rainier trip roster and repeat Mountain Madness clients David and Matthias joined the trip only a few weeks prior to the climb. However having climbed with MM before, their skills and excitement were more than adequate for the trip. We completed our gear check, packed up and began the drive south to Paradise, our jumping off point for the five day climb.