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Checking in from the Condor's Nest on Illimani, Bolivia. MM Collection
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October 31, 2011

Everest Base Camp Trek - Peak Experience - 3rd Report

Mountain Madness Everest Base Camp trekkers reach their 18,450-foot zenith! Our team reached Kala Patar for staggering 360-degree mountain views and classic views of Everest before heading to Base Camp the next day reported MM guide Deana Zabaldo. See videos for the top of the walk-up peak high in the Himalayas. [+] READ MORE

October 28, 2011

Turquoise Lakes of Ama Dablam-EBC Trek

Dispatch from Deana: One of my all-time favorite hikes is a visit to the turquoise lakes behind Ama Dablam. The rolling alpine meadow is rarely visited, despite the plethora of trek groups in the area, because the barely-visible trail is simply a thin yak-herder's path straight up the mountain. [+] READ MORE

October 27, 2011

Everest Base Camp beckons!

"After 13 treks to Everest Base Camp, one might suspect it has lost some appeal. Not so. The swathe of snow-capped mountains rearing up and surrounding us over the course of days retains its allure, and each journey I am smitten anew, just like our trekkers!" writes MM guide Deana Zabaldo. [+] READ MORE

October 24, 2011

Bolivia's Trans Andean Trek or Climb

The Trans Andean Trek or Climb is one among several of our opportune itineraries that allow our trekkers to explore beautiful mountain ranges with the comfort of porters and pack animals, and offer an optional summit climb for those who want a little extra challenge. This year we had trekkers join us in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru for our "Trek or Climb" programs, some of whom started out the trip as trekkers and came home as mountaineers! [+] READ MORE

October 18, 2011

Colorado 14'er Reached

MM Guide Dave Ahrens and climber Patti Slaughter recently climbed El Diente in the Rockies while on our Wilson/El Diente Traverse trip. Dave writes: