Articles

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. Spain can be great of course, but last year (Jan/Feb 2010) it suffered several freezing-cold periods, as did the eastern Mediterranean.
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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 to be able to take full advantage of this amazing mountaineering playground.
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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 participation on this expedition in 2008 and 2009.
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ISM Winter Crossword

A bit of fun for the festive season, testing your knowledge of Switzerland and the winter ice climbing venues.
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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.
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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, I think that this must be doing me some good.
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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 and Susten Pass in the north.
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Heaven and Ice

Heaven, well that’s easy; Coat me in chocolate, roll me in a barrel of nuts, then feed me to a handful of beautiful girls who haven’t eaten for a week! Ice, well that’s not so easy to explain, forever changing and always an unknown, that’s the challenge of waterfall ice.
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