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Kyrgyzstan Faces 2022

This year ISM celebrated 25yrs of expedition climbing in Kyrgyzstan, with a fantastic trip to the Fergana Range in the…

26th October 2022
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ISM Virgin Peaks Expedition 2022 - Fergana Range, Kyrgyzstan

ISM trip report of our trip into the Fergana Range in the Tien Shan Mountains, Kyrgyzstan

25th October 2022
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UK Classic Rock Summer Challenge

If you’re looking for some inspiration and focus for your rock climbing this summer, whether that’s to develop your existing…

4th May 2021
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Prussiking Up A Rope

Following the recent articles around crevasse rescue and snow belays, I wanted to finish up by outlining a standard technique…

23rd February 2021
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Refreshing your Crevasse Rescue and Snow Belay Knowledge - Part 3

Taking a look at the complexities of setting up an assisted hoist, in a crevasse rescue situation.

17th February 2021
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Refreshing your Crevasse Rescue and Snow Belay Knowledge - Part 2

Taking a look at the complexities of setting up a simple pulley sytem in a crevasse rescue situation.

14th February 2021
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Refreshing your Crevasse Rescue and Snow Belay Knowledge - Part 1

A chance to refresh and to reflect on the complexities of building snow anchors in a crevasse rescue situation.

11th February 2021
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DANGER LEVEL Final

Avalanche Categories

Taking a general look at the avalanche catagories and avalanche size ratings.

3rd February 2021
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Winter Climbing Grades

Adrian Nelhams sheds some light on the Scottish winter, mixed and water ice grading systems.

2nd February 2021
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Alpine Grades

Alpine grades, and taking a look at the complexities of grading an alpine route

1st February 2021
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Summer Climbing Grade Comparisons

A brief explanation of the main climbing grades used in the UK

22nd January 2021
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Christmas Newsletter 2020

Christmas Newsletter 2020

24th December 2020
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