Entries by Kurt

Gorak Shep and Kala Patthar

Team member Joyce Azzam (@joyceazzam7s) provides today’s Everest expedition dispatch from the final village before base camp, Gorak Shep: Okay, hello Kurt.  How are you?  So, today is Thursday, 11th of April.  We left the lodge from Lobuche village at 8 am.  We had a beautiful hike.  The views…, we just…, we got Everest, can […]

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Madison Mountaineering for Amazon Alexa

We are excited to announce the new Madison Mountaineering Alexa Flash Briefing Skill. Adding the Madison Mountaineering Flash Briefing Skill to your Alexa app lets you easily listen to daily audio dispatches from expedition leader, Garrett Madison. It’s a great way to stay up-to-date with our expedition teams. Be sure to check in regularly for new updates and announcements of […]

The Blog on alanarnette.com

As Alan Arnette continues his outstanding all-things Everest news coverage, we are delighted to see his interview with Garrett Madison posted today: http://www.alanarnette.com/blog/2019/03/28/everest-2019-interview-with-garrett-madison-a-leader-on-everest/. In addition to our Madison Mountaineering expedition dispatches, Alan’s Everest 2019 blog provides a nexus of information for the ‘big picture’ of the Everest season.  Check it out and be sure to […]

Welcome to Everest 2019

Welcome to Everest 2019!  Our annual spring Mount Everest expedition begins in just 45 days.  Our strong team of international climbers will gather at the Hotel Yak and Yeti, our Kathmandu home-base and the launching point of countless Mount Everest expeditions over the years.  Here in Seattle, we are now gathering expedition equipment, food and […]

From Mount Vinson High Camp to Union Glacier Camp

Our final Mount Vinson expedition of the season was able to go all the way from Mount Vinson High Camp to Union Glacier Camp in a day.  Listen in to expedition leader Garrett Madison‘s audio expedition dispatch: Hello!  This is Garrett calling in for the Mount Vinson expedition with Jim Lumberg and Garrett Madison (in conjunction […]

Vinson Summit – making 3 for 3!

This just in from expedition leader, Garrett Madison.  Our third and final expedition of the season reached the Mount Vinson summit making 3 for 3! Hello, this is Garrett calling in for Mount Vinson expedition with Jim Lumberg and Garrett Madison.  Today is January 18th and we summited Mount Vinson today!  We had a beautiful […]

The move to High Camp

Our final Mount Vinson expedition, in conjunction with PolarExplorers, made the move to High Camp today as reported in the satellite phone dispatch from expedition leader, Garrett Madison: Hi, this is Garrett calling in for the Mount Vinson expedition number three with Garret and Jim Lumberg.  We are up at high camp today on January […]

Union Glacier to Mount Vinson Low Camp!

Our third and final Mount Vinson expedition for 2019 got going in style today, moving all the way from Union Glacier to Mount Vinson Low Camp as reported by expedition leader, Garrett Madison: Hello, this is Garrett calling in for Mount Vinson expedition number three:  Garrett Madison and Jim Lumberg in collaboration with PolarExplorers!  Today we […]

From Vinson High Camp to Union Glacier camp

Our Vinson expedition team had a big day today as reported by expedition leader, Garrett Madison: Hello!  This is Garrett calling in for the Mount Vinson expedition team number two.   Today is Friday, January 11th and we have reached Union Glacier camp!  We had a great day descending from our high camp on Mount […]