News, Articles and Trip Reports
Snow Shovels - advice and recommendations
Snow shovels have many uses in the mountains, such as making shelters, analysing the snow pack by digging a snow…
Expedition Climbing and Planning a Trip
Some thoughts that may be helpful when planning your trip or expedition.
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…
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…
Waterfall Ice Safety Leaflet
ISM has produced a 'Waterfall Ice' safety leaflet, which we hope highlights potential hazards and help with decision making when…
Ice Screws and Accessories
A look at Ice Screws, Leashes, Clipper systems and V-Threaders
A look at Petzl's climbing and mountaineering crampons.
Some thoughts on the Petzl range of Ice axes
Alpine Icefall Climbing
Icefall climbing - article on some classic venues in the Alps by Adrian Nelhams
Transceiver and Avalanche Rescue
With winter fast approaching, ISM Mountain Guide Terry Ralphs gives an indepth view on transceivers and avalanche rescue.
Ski Touring Equipment Advice
The ski touring market has been developing really quickly in the last few years, putting all sorts of new types…
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.