Reports and Articles

Read the latest news, articles, equipment reviews and expedition reports from ISM.

The Wild Side

An article Adrian Nelhams wrote for Climb Magazine (July/August Issue 139)
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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
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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.
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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.
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Why We Love British Trad Climbing!

Why we love British trad climbing!
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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 of skis, boots, and bindings on the market. This gives us a very confusing choice and I am going to try and give some direction on which type of equipment is best for back country skiing.
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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.
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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!
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Heading to Kalymnos for the first time?
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ISM Summer Alpine Conditions

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