Unclimbed Peak and K2 climbs have commenced!
Madison Mountaineering
by Garrett
1w ago
Climbing for the Madison Mountaineering Karakoram expedition teams has begun! Our K2 expedition team has started their first rotation on the Abruzzi route where they’ll acclimate at higher altitudes and familiarize themselves with the route along the way. Meanwhile, the Unclimbed Peak expedition team has moved to their advanced base camp and is getting ready […] The post Unclimbed Peak and K2 climbs have commenced! appeared first on Madison Mountaineering ..read more
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Settled into K2 Base Camp
Madison Mountaineering
by Garrett
2w ago
The Madison Mountaineering Karakoram expedition teams have settled into their base camp at the foot of K2! The team enjoyed excellent views of some of the world’s great peaks like the Trango Towers, Masherbrum, and Gasherbrums throughout the five-day trek from Askole. Now in base camp, the team has begun technical skills review and organizing […] The post Settled into K2 Base Camp appeared first on Madison Mountaineering ..read more
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Nearing K2 Base Camp!
Madison Mountaineering
by Garrett
2w ago
The Madison Mountaineering Karakoram expedition teams are nearing their base camp at the foot of K2! The trek has been excellent so far with great views of awe-inspiring peaks and time well spent together as a team. It won’t be long until we’re settling into our base camp tents, beginning skills review, and organizing equipment for […] The post Nearing K2 Base Camp! appeared first on Madison Mountaineering ..read more
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Trekking to Johla Camp
Madison Mountaineering
by Garrett
2w ago
After an adventurous Jeep ride from Skardu to Askole, the team is excited to hit the trail and begin the trek through the Karakoram on the way toward base camp. Clear skies will make for excellent views as they trek up the valley with peaks in every direction. Expedition leader, Garrett Madison checks in with […] The post Trekking to Johla Camp appeared first on Madison Mountaineering ..read more
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Expeditions in Pakistan are off!
Madison Mountaineering
by Garrett
3w ago
Here we go! The 2024 Karakoram season is underway in Pakistan. Our K2, Unclimbed Peak, and Broad Peak teams have since arrived in Islamabad where they kicked off their expeditions, and shortly after continued their journey to Skardu. The team did some sightseeing today and made final preparations before they start the trek through the […] The post Expeditions in Pakistan are off! appeared first on Madison Mountaineering ..read more
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Down to Camp 2!
Madison Mountaineering
by Garrett
2M ago
The Madison Mountaineering Mount Everest expedition team descended from Camp 4 today on Mount Everest, down the Lhotse Face and over 4,000 vertical feet back to Camp 2. Now back in the Western Cwm and the comforts of a heated dining tent, the team recounts the memories from yesterday’s summit day. Again, we are so […] The post Down to Camp 2! appeared first on Madison Mountaineering ..read more
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Primed and ready for the summit push!
Madison Mountaineering
by Garrett
2M ago
The Madison Mountaineering Mount Everest expedition team is primed and ready to make their summit push! In just a few short hours, with packs shouldered, crampons on, and after some food and liquids, they’ll be headed out their tent doors and on their way to the world’s highest point. Their training and acclimatization is done […] The post Primed and ready for the summit push! appeared first on Madison Mountaineering ..read more
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Hello from Camp 4!
Madison Mountaineering
by Garrett
2M ago
The Madison Mountaineering Mount Everest expedition team has settled into Camp 4 after ascending the final section of the Lhotse Face and is in position to make their summit push! Over the Yellow Band and past the Geneva Spur the team went, making good time as they had the route mostly to themselves. It won’t […] The post Hello from Camp 4! appeared first on Madison Mountaineering ..read more
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Made it to Camp 3!
Madison Mountaineering
by Garrett
2M ago
The Madison Mountaineering Mount Everest expedition team has crawled into their tents for the night after successfully climbing up to Camp 3 on Mount Everest! The team had the route to themselves and made good time moving out of the Western Cwm and up the lower section of the Lhotse Face. Coming up, the team […] The post Made it to Camp 3! appeared first on Madison Mountaineering ..read more
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Ready to move to Camp 3!
Madison Mountaineering
by Garrett
2M ago
The Madison Mountaineering Mount Everest expedition team is soon to be on the move again up to Camp 3! After a shift in the forecast, the team decided to stay put in Camp 2, setting themselves up for a tentative summit attempt on May 23rd. Spirits are high, everyone is doing great, and we’re ready […] The post Ready to move to Camp 3! appeared first on Madison Mountaineering ..read more
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