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Using 'Avalanche Probes' and advice for buying

Probes are really useful for the back-country skier, as they can be used for probing the layers in the snow…

12th November 2018
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Review of the Barryvox S Transceiver.

For over a decade the Mammut Pulse has been the top transceiver on the market. Mammut have now introduced its…

8th November 2018
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Waterfall Ice Safety Leaflet

ISM has produced a 'Waterfall Ice' safety leaflet, which we hope highlights potential hazards and help with decision making when…

29th December 2017
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Ice Screws and Accessories

A look at Ice Screws, Leashes, Clipper systems and V-Threaders

14th November 2017
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Crampons

A look at Petzl's climbing and mountaineering crampons.

13th November 2017
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Ice Axes

Some thoughts on the Petzl range of Ice axes

10th November 2017
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Alpine Icefall Climbing

Icefall climbing - article on some classic venues in the Alps by Adrian Nelhams

9th November 2017
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Transceiver and Avalanche Rescue

With winter fast approaching, ISM Mountain Guide Terry Ralphs gives an indepth view on transceivers and avalanche rescue.

1st November 2016
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Ski Touring Equipment Advice

The ski touring market has been developing really quickly in the last few years, putting all sorts of new types…

26th January 2016
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Off-Piste Ski Technique: Five Key Focus Points

The transition from skiing on the piste to being an off-piste skier is often a very difficult one.

18th January 2016
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Winter Ice Climbing Kit – Get ready for the Ice!

With winter fast approaching, now is a good time to check your kit!

10th November 2015
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Article in 'The Professional Mountaineer' on Heuristic Traps

Article in 'The Professional Mountaineer' on Heuristic Traps by Adrian Nelhams

21st May 2015
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