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Winter report from Terry & Graham

Winter is upon us here in the Alps, plenty of snow and the ice starting to build nicely! For some…

11th December 2008
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ISM West Kokshal-Too Expedition, 2008

Our regular expedition to the Tien Shan mountains of Central Asia was a great trip and successful despite not achieving…

11th December 2008
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Adventures in Alaska by Adrian Nelhams

“You need to pump the handle at least a 100 times”, crackled Paul through the headphones. I only picked up…

17th June 2008
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Award for Services to Mountaineering

Towards the end of 2007 an odd-looking letter arrived at the ISM office. It purported to be from 10 Downing…

4th January 2008
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Alpine Weather News - by Terry Ralphs

After praying in vain for a good snowfall last winter, ski resorts all over Switzerland were surprised and delighted by…

16th November 2007
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Tien Shan Expedition 2007 by Pat Littlejohn

Time flies. This was ISM's 14th expedition to the Tien Shan, and it was great as ever.

26th October 2007
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Dolomites in May - far from the crowds, by Adrian Nelhams

​Right foot hard on the boards and our economy class Fiat Panda’s now at full tilt! The world isn’t exactly…

2nd June 2007
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Ethiopia: More Climbs and Finds by Pat Littlejohn

​In March this year Steve Sustad and I made another trip to explore the vast climbing potential of northern Ethiopia.

29th November 2006
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Winter Training - Is it the Real Deal? By Adrian Nelhams

​With sweat running down my arms and dripping off the handlebars and Massive Attack playing full blast in my ears…

29th November 2006
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2006 Ice-Climbing round-up, by Adrian Nelhams

​As Terry and I sat down to a steaming hot mug of coffee in Leysin's 'Place du Marché, the snow…

26th March 2006
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Borkoldoy Report, CLIMB Magazine 2006

​In September 2005 a commercially-organized International School of Mountaineering expedition once again visited south east Kyrghyzstan to explore little known…

3rd February 2006
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The Urner Alps - alpine rock paradise, by Terry Ralphs

​The Urner Alps is the region of granite peaks situated in Central Switzerland, around the Furka Pass in the south…

23rd January 2006
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