Entries by Garrett

Mount Elbrus North Summit Success and Expedition Recap

On July 12th we were blessed with near perfect weather and climbing conditions when we reached Mount Elbrus North Summit in Russia, the highest peak in all of Europe at 18,506′, and one of the ‘seven summits’ on Earth.  David, Matthew, and myself began our climb from our high camp at 11 PM on July 11th, as […]

Team reaches Mount Elbrus summit!

Yesterday we reached the Mount Elbrus summit at 6:45 AM, the highest mountain in all of Europe.  We had fantastic conditions, very calm winds and almost no clouds in the sky, allowing us to see for miles around! We began our summit push in the dark using our headlamps at 2:45 AM and passed a few teams […]

Mount Everest 2017 Guide Billy Nugent

Mount Everest 2017 Guide Billy Nugent Moved from the Chicago area to Washington in 1999 to attend the University of Puget Sound where he found the Cascade Mountains and ultimately climbing. Before starting out as a professional guide in 2005 he spent the previous several years completing his BS in chemistry, working as a fisherman […]

Everest 2017 Recap

Madison Mountaineering Everest 2017 Recap, “The Leader” on Everest Success / Safety: All of our climbers and Sherpas are off the mountain and now and preparing to head home! We have had a fantastically successful expedition, with all 8 of our clients reaching the summit of Everest, along with 4 American guides, and 15 Sherpas. […]

Team in Gorak Shep, heading to Base Camp tomorrow

Today our team trekked from the village of Lobuche to Gorak Shep, then after lunch we climbed Kala Pattar, about 18,600′!  We had great views of Everest Base Camp, and the surrounding peaks of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, Ama Dablam, and many others.  Now all members are in the lodge in Gorak Shep and […]