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Leash or Leashless?

The new Black Diamond Reactor, The Petzl Ergonomic or Nomic and the Cassin X-Dream, are all modern ‘leashless’ ice climbing…

7th November 2019
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Traditional Climbing on a Single Rope

So, traditional climbing on a single rope - old school or maybe just a modern take on things?

6th November 2019
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Icefall Climbing This Winter

Looking ahead and starting to think about this winter season and Icefall climbing

1st November 2019
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ISM Autumn Newsletter 2019

Our latest newsletter is out now. Please click the link below to read all the latest information.

8th October 2019
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ISM Virgin Peaks Expedition 2019 – The Pamir Mountains

ISM Trip Report of our trip into the Western Zaalaisky in the Pamir Mountains, Kyrgyzstan

2nd October 2019
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Transceiver Group Check

Checking your transceiver and the transceivers of others in your group, before venturing out into avalanche terrain.

20th November 2018
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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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ISM Virgin Summits Expedition 2018 Trip Report

Areas visited - Bishkek, Western end of the At-Bashi Range in the Tien Shan, Tash Rabat, Son Kool Canyon and…

18th September 2018
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