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Mendoza Province, Argentina for Aconcagua Summit Attempt

Team one of seven back in Mendoza and finally warm! This has been one of the coldest and windiest expeditions I have ever been on. We battled through gale force winds and cold that was unlike anything I’ve seen in the mountains to date. I want to congratulate my team for a safe and enjoyable…

Kathmandu for A Stop-Over Before Everest (Glimpse into the earthquake)

Made it to Kathmandu after an enjoyable stopover in Hong Kong; one perk of travel to Asia is interesting layovers. A day of preparation before heading into the mountains for the Everest Base Camp Trek has left me little time to take a look around the city. I did get the chance to meet with…

Mexico for Summiting the 3rd Highest Peak in North America (Pico de Orizaba)

On December 6th, I arrived in Mexico City for my first high altitude expedition. The Orizaba Express trip was chosen to see how I can handle altitudes higher than what is offered in the lower 48 states. Since I’d be going to Mexico and exploring altitudes that were foreign to me, I needed to feel…

The Alps for A Challenging Summit

For the last two weeks of August, Monica G. and Jody R. joined Mountain Madness on climbs in France and Switzerland. Mont Blanc was one of the options but we switched to other goals due to rock fall hazards on the Gouter Couloir. The Alps are with so many objectives that it is easy to…