ISM Winter Crossword

A bit of fun for the festive season, testing your knowledge of Switzerland and the winter ice climbing venues.

PRIZES: the first 3 correct entries will receive an ISM T-shirt. Good luck!

Please send entries to Adrian Nelhams by Dec 31st 2008.
If you're smart with computers send by email to:
OR print out and post to: Ronochan Cottage, 3 Hall Bank, Garsdale Rd, Sedburgh, Cumbria LA10 5JW.


1 At the foot of Monte Rosa, the ice climbing here is just bellissimo, visit the beautiful Savoia castle while you’re there.

2 A world class ice climbing destination? Stella Artice, Cold Couloir, Chandelle Levure, Patri, the list of routes goes on..

3 An ice anchor.

4 At the top of Val d’Herens, stop here for Cascade de L’Usine Electrique.

5 On your way down from 4, stop here to climb the classic Cascade Co-op. Pass under Les Pyramides d’Euseigne then you’ve missed it!

6 Cascata Antares, bella ice in the Grand Paradiso, but in which valley? I’m sure if you found Vittorio Emanuele, he would lead you there.

7 Cascade du Grand d’Ar - Dougal Haston FA but in which Massif and village of the same name.

8 A mountaineering school 44yrs young.

9 A Crack Baby lives here or is it Pingu or Arbonium?

10 Looking up from this town, you can just about make out the White Spider.

11 A National Park (30,000sq km’s of true wilderness) a Rockies town with the same name?

12 Whether it’s an ice cold Rockies Carlsberg, Labatts, Heineken or Kronenberg the drinks are on me, but only if you know where?

13 Ice climbing venue, village and also major power station? Water from the Grande Dixence Dam is fed down a steep pressure tunnel 9km’s long to reach here.

14 Do you have an ice cold Hydrophobia? If so, in which spooky valley?

15 Take a drink at Cascade du Bar, but where is it? The Swiss village is named after the glacier, a mountain hut is named after them both? Rent it.

16 Take a lift from here, Grand Bleu next stop - what a great view of the Aiguille Verte!

17 An ISM guide?

18 Some fantastic remote ice here, at the top of the Val de Bagnes, hope the Dam doesn’t blow though!

19 Stay here to climb on Cascade du Pont, Val Anniviers.

20 The Tours, the American College, where it all started.

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