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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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June 30, 2010

Trips in Bolivia's Royal Range a Success to 21,000-ft+

Climbers have taken to Bolivia for Mountaineering Schools and expeditions in the Cordillera Real, or Royal Range. This range offers some of the finest mountaineering objectives in the Andes of South America. With the goal of developing self-reliant alpine climbers, guides make sure the climbers are comfortable with their newly acquired skills to summit the peaks of Tarija and Huayna Potosi. Acclimatized and ready to break the 20,000-foot barrier, climbers this season have successfully reached the summit of the spectacular 21,193-foot Illimani. Read about the two successful, recent trips with the Bolivia Mountaineering School


June 28, 2010

Success in Peru!

The first trip of the season to the beautiful Chopakalki (19,939') in the Cordillera Blanca has met with success! Joining guide Tyler Anderson was Jerry, Elaine, and Shea. After warming up on Yanapaccha, the group hit a perfect weather window and reached the peak a little over a week ago.


June 17, 2010

Alpine Rock Season Underway!

A new season begins! This past weekend, Mark Ryman privately guided Mountain Madness clients Scott Eglinton and Rich Ward on the alpine climb in the Washington Cascades. The three-day trip was a modified version of the Alpine Rock Seminar course where the climbers went through skills training the first day, and climbed Cutthroat Peak and South Early Winter Spire the next two days. The conditions and weather couldn't have been better!


June 9, 2010

Big Red bites the dust- RIP

We are sad to say the the trusted red 95' Ford van that has transported many a climber into the mountains of the North Cascades has finally thrown in the towel. [+] READ MORE