Entries by Kurt

Iztaccihuatl High Camp

Now at high camp on Izta, our Ecuador Volcanoes team is preparing for the summit push! Hello from high camp on Izta! We made good time here this morning and enjoyed a lunch of ramen and carnitas (seasoned pork). Now we’ll rest until dinner. We’ll do an alpine start tomorrow morning and hopefully be on […]

Acclimatizing on Iztaccihuatl

Our Ecuador Volcanoes team is continuing their acclimatizing on Izta and will be moving up to high camp before the coming summit push: Hi from La Joya camp! We’ll spend a second night here before moving to high camp mañana. Today we took a scenic acclimatization hike to 15,400′. All is well. Elevation: 12,952.72 ft. […]

Second October Mexico Volcanoes Expedition Underway!

Our second Mexico Volcanoes expedition this month kicked off yesterday in Mexico City.  Here’s expedition leader, Terray Sylvester, with coverage of today’s activities and what’s next: Hello, it’s October 18th and this is Terray calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Mexico Volcanoes expedition!  Yesterday our trip started with a visit to the Teotihuacan pyramids on the […]

Mexico Volcanoes – Expedition Recap

Lead guide, Terray Sylvester, provides this detailed recap of our very successful Mexico Volcanoes expedition – the first of two this month! Hello, this is Terray calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Mexico Volcanoes expedition that is just ending today, October 12th. Over the last 10 days we had a great trip! It started out […]

100% Success on Mount Baker!

Congratulation to our August 21st climbing team for another great summer 2021 Mt. Baker climb.  100% of the team made it to the summit of this iconic Pacific Northwest peak.  The weather couldn’t have been better and everyone had a fantastic experience. Well done team!  Everyone is off the mountain and home savoring a job […]

100% Summit Success on Mt. Rainier!!

Super psyched to report that our entire team dug deep and stood on the highest point in Washington State:  the Columbia Crest of picturesque Mt. Rainier (4392m/14,411ft) yesterday!  Well done all!! We were honored to guide such a wonderful family group on this, the hardest endurance climb of the lower 48 states. It’s not too […]

Another Great Mt. Baker Climb in the books!

Congratulation to our July 24th climbing team for another great summer 2021 Mt. Baker climb.  Nearly all of the members made it to the top of this iconic Pacific Northwest peak.  The weather couldn’t have been better and everyone had a fantastic experience. Well done team!  Everyone is off the mountain and home savoring a […]

Madison Mountaineering 2021 K2 Summiteers List

We are pleased to announce the following team members successfully obtained the summit of K2 (8,611 m / 28,251 ft) on July 28, 2018 at approximately 6:07 AM PKT (local time): # Name Country 1 Mr. Garrett Madison USA 2 Mr. Conan Bliss USA 3 Mr. Robert Smith Ireland 4 Mr. Chase Merriam USA 5 […]

K2 – Its time!

Our K2 team is safely resting up at high camp, Camp 4 (7681m/25,200ft.), and preparing to go for the summit in about 90 minutes!!  Be sure to follow along with our real-time location tracker:  https://madisonmountaineering.com/maps/k2-2021. Godspeed team!  Get up and back down safely. If climbing K2 or Broad Peak is in your future, please contact […]