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What to take Icefall climbing

Adrian Nelhams talks to you about what's in his rucksack when he goes icefall climbing

16th November 2018
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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…

14th November 2018
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Expedition Climbing and Planning a Trip

Some thoughts that may be helpful when planning your trip or expedition.

12th November 2018
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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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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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