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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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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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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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Sun Rock on Sardinia by Adrian Nelhams

​Sardinia or Sardenja as the locals spell and pronounce it, is the second largest island in the Mediterranean -120km off…

17th November 2005
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ISM Virgin Peaks Expedition 05 by Pat Littlejohn

In September we ran our second ISM trip to the Central Borkoldoy region of the Tien Shan. Only one word…

17th November 2005
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ISM Central Borkoldoy Expedition - September 2005

The central area of the Borkoldoy range in SE Kyrgyzstan is a group of superb ‘alpine’ peaks which are well-defended…

5th September 2005
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Sandstone Towers in Ethiopia by Pat Littlejohn

Ethiopia is nothing like you imagine. Events like Band Aid and Live Aid have portrayed an image of famine and…

1st July 2005
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Winter first ascents in Canada by Adrian Nelhams

Another great season icefall climbing in Switzerland is over, with a lot of ice formed and, as usual, very few…

20th June 2005
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