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Ade Relly

Ice Axes

Some thoughts on the Petzl range of Ice axes

10th November 2017
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Ade Relly

Alpine Icefall Climbing

Icefall climbing - article on some classic venues in the Alps by Adrian Nelhams

9th November 2017
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The Wild Side

An article Adrian Nelhams wrote for Climb Magazine (July/August Issue 139)

25th September 2017
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ISM Virgin Summits Expedition 2017 Trip Report

Areas visited: Central At-Bashi Range, Kashkaratash River Valley, Tien Shan also Tash Rabat and Son-Kul

25th September 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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ISM Kyrgyzstan (Pamirs) Virgin Summits Expedition 2016

Area visited – The Eastern Zaalay Range at the Eastern end of the Trans Alai Range.

23rd September 2016
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Kevin Borrowdale

Why We Love British Trad Climbing!

Why we love British trad climbing!

18th August 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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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.

18th January 2016
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Winter Ice Climbing Kit – Get ready for the Ice!

With winter fast approaching, now is a good time to check your kit!

10th November 2015
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Heading to Kalymnos for the first time?

8th November 2015
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ISM Summer Alpine Conditions

When is the best time in the summer to climb in the Alps?

4th November 2015
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