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Ice Article - Professional Mountaineer Magazine

Safe Icefall climbing this winter. So what’s going on with the ice? How cold/warm has it been, and for how…

27th January 2014
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Kyrgyzstan - Adventure Travel Magazine Article

Kyrgyzstan – once seen never forgotten. The Tien Shan, which has been crossed for centuries by Silk Road traders, wandered…

27th January 2014
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Canadian Rockies First Ascent by Adrian Nelhams

We headed back up Totem Creek, after a semi rest day climbing over in Field. Our old tracks clearly visible…

15th April 2013
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Spring Newsletter

In the Alps, the heavy winter snows and continuing cold weather have given perfect ski touring conditions for April and…

10th April 2013
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Pat Littlejohn Interview

​Dave Pickford, Editor of CLIMB magazine, spoke to Pat Littlejohn in October 2012. Read the full interview here.

26th November 2012
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2012 Expedition Report – Tien Shan

Initially the expedition set out to explore the Kokgart region of the Kokshal range, which lies to the west of…

24th October 2012
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Courses for Challenge and Enjoyment

​Mountaineering is a wonderfully diverse sport. It changes its nature with the seasons, and by the time we reach ‘high…

4th May 2011
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Climbing on Gran Canaria by Pat Littlejohn

​Each year many of us wonder where we can go in the depths of winter to climb in warm weather…

8th February 2011
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Kyrgyzstan 2010 – ISM At Bashi Expeditions

​Two ISM expeditions led by Pat Littlejohn visited the Tien Shan in 2010, with the aim of exploring the At…

1st October 2010
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ISM Instructional Courses by Pat Littlejohn

​The amount of climbing in the Alps is vast and it makes good sense for anyone into climbing and mountaineering…

28th April 2010
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ISM Guide climbs hard mixed route in the Lakes

​Some fantastic winter conditions in the Lake District this winter saw ISM guide Adrian Nelhams & climbing partner Tim Lofthouse…

19th February 2010
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Expedition Gear for Kyrgyzstan by Steve Taylor

Below is a fairly personal take on which gear is required for the ISM Kyrgyzstan Expedition. It is based on…

28th October 2009
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