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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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Arc’teryx Procline Lite Ski Boot Review.

Arc’teryx aren’t very well known for their ski boots, so I was very interested to see how the Procline Lite…

11th June 2018
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Summer Newsletter 2018

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

3rd June 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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Amazing Panorama And Out Route

Wild Horses

The first ascent of an ice climb in the Canadian Rockies

22nd November 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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