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Reports and Articles

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

ISM West Kokshal-Too Expedition

At the start of September we made the now familiar trip via Naryn to the Kokshal range and established base camp at the delightful lake below the west side of the Navlikin Glacier.
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Arc'teryx Psiphon AR Pant review

Our new partnership with Arc’teryx has meant that we’ve had a good look at the range of kit they offer and also had the chance to test a number of great pieces.
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The Dolomites Ski Safari

Every time I drive back to the Dolomites I get very excited. I've seen many mountains in my life, but I’ve never seen anything like this. Just thinking about the fact that you are actually skiing (or climbing) over an old coral reef, is simply mind boggling!
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Kyrgyzstan 2014

As each Kyrgyzstan trip approaches, one can’t help but get a little excited.
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Fond memories of Pete Boardman

Frank Wieler, an ISM client now living in Vancouver, Canada, still has fond memories from an ISM Winter Mountaineering course back in 1978 which was guided by the then ISM Director Pete Boardman.
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The Mittellegi Integral

One of the best known peaks in the Alps, mainly due to the much publicised North Face exploits in the 1930’s and the eventual ascent by Harrer, Heckmair, Kasparek and Vorg in 1938.
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The Brunton Hydrogen Reactor

The Brunton Hydrogen Reactor is a portable fuel cell power generator, combining hydrogen and oxygen to produce electricity on-the-move and under any condition.
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The Cordillera Blanca - Peru

The Cordillera Blanca (White Range), is part of the larger Andes range, which includes 36 major peaks over 6000 metres, in an area 31km wide and 180km long.
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A clients view on 'being guided'

For many years now I have regularly engaged the services of a professional mountain guide for climbing and mountaineering adventures, summer and winter in the European Alps and beyond.
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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 long?
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