Entries by Kurt

Summit Push – Rest Day at C2

Our Everest team has extended their rest period at Camp 2 to time their summit attempt for the best-forecasted weather.  Everest guide Terray Sylvester sends this evening’s expedition dispatch via Garmin inReach Mini: Hello from Camp 2!  All is well. Our team rested here today, reading, napping and admiring the scenery, including a paraglider(!) who […]

Summit Push – Camp 2

Our Everest team has safely moved up to Camp 2 in the Western Cwm to kick off their summit push!  Everest guide Terray Sylvester sends this expedition dispatch via Garmin inReach Mini: Hello from Camp 2! Our Everest and Lhotse climbers ascended from base camp to our advanced base camp (aka Camp 2) here at […]

First team summits!

We are pleased to announce that the first team of the 2022 Madison Mountaineering Everest expedition successfully reached the summit of Mount Everest (8848m/29,029ft) on May 15, 2022, at approximately 4:25 AM NPT (local time). Congratulations to the whole team and especially Mr. Kenton Cool who has now made 16 summits, more than any other […]

Vinson Team Three Update

Quick update on our third Mount Vinson expedition team: On Friday (Jan 14th) made an attempt at the summit but were unfortunately forced to turn around due to wind and cold.  Some other teams turned around as well.  Yesterday (Jan 15th) was another stormy day, so the team hung tight at High Camp.  Conditions are […]

Chimborazo High Camp

Our Ecuador Volcanoes team is in a position for their attempt at the summit of Ecuador’s highest mountain, Chimborazo!  Lead guide, Estalin Suárez has the day’s audio expedition dispatch: Hello, this is Estalin calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Ecuador Volcanoes expedition. Yesterday we went up to the high camp, which is at 17,400 ft., […]

Illiniza Norte Summit!

Our Ecuador Volcanoes team reached the summit of Illiniza Norte today!  They are on a roll!  Lead guide, Estalin Suárez has the day’s audio expedition dispatch: Hello, this is Estalin calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Ecuador Volcanoes expedition.  Today is January 6th. We just got the summit of Illiniza Norte, which is 16,813 ft.  […]

Illinizas Refuge

Today our Ecuador Volcanoes team climbed up to the Nuevos Horizontes refuge (aka the Illiniza Hut) on Illiniza to get into position for their summit attempt of Illiniza Norte early tomorrow morning.  Lead guide, Estalin Suárez has the day’s audio expedition dispatch: Hello, this is Estalin calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Ecuador Volcanoes expedition. […]

Corazón Summit!

Our Ecuador Volcanoes team continued their acclimatizing today with the hike up the inactive, eroded stratovolcano Corazón (4790m/15,720ft).  Lead guide, Estalin Suárez has the day’s audio expedition dispatch: Hello, this is Estalin calling in for the Madison Mountaineering Ecuador Volcanoes expedition. Today is January 4th and just hiked up to the summit of Corazón volcano, […]

Jan 2022 Ecuador Volcanoes Kicks-off!

Our team members arrived in Quito, Ecuador on Sunday and today started hiking Ecuador volcanoes to begin the acclimatization process and ready themselves for the big expedition objective of Chimborazo (6263m/20,549ft), the highest summit in Ecuador and one of the highest active volcanoes in the world.  Today they gained 700 meters of elevation by summiting the […]

Getting ready to fly to The Ice!

Our Mount Vinson Team Two is ready to fly to Antarctica tomorrow morning!  Here’s guide Terray Sylvester with today’s expedition dispatch: Hello, this is Terray calling in for the second Madison Mountaineering Mount Vinson expedition of our season.  It’s December 28th. We’ve had a beautiful few days here in Punta Arenas enjoying some nice summer […]