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Reports and Articles

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

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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Kyrgyzstan - Adventure Travel Magazine Article

Kyrgyzstan – once seen never forgotten. The Tien Shan, which has been crossed for centuries by Silk Road traders, wandered along by generations of nomads, and was the battleground of Jenghis Khan and other warring tribes, remains very much today as it was centuries ago.
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Tierra Roc Blanc Jacket Review by Adrian Nelhams

I’ve worn the Tierra Roc Blanc Jacket for about 10 weeks this winter, icefall climbing in both the European Alps & the Canadian Rockies – which equates to over 50 days climbing ice & mixed routes.
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Canadian Rockies First Ascent by Adrian Nelhams

We headed back up Totem Creek, after a semi rest day climbing over in Field. Our old tracks clearly visible in the unconsolidated sugar snow weaving around the boulders in the creek bed & around Canadian Pines & Silver Birch growing thick & dense up from the banks searching for firmer ground.
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Spring Newsletter

In the Alps, the heavy winter snows and continuing cold weather have given perfect ski touring conditions for April and May, and the promise of great mountaineering conditions for the summer.
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Pat Littlejohn Interview

​Dave Pickford, Editor of CLIMB magazine, spoke to Pat Littlejohn in October 2012. Read the full interview here.
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2012 Expedition Report – Tien Shan

Initially the expedition set out to explore the Kokgart region of the Kokshal range, which lies to the west of the established climbing, opposite the military base of Orto Kaskasu.
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Courses for Challenge and Enjoyment

​Mountaineering is a wonderfully diverse sport. It changes its nature with the seasons, and by the time we reach ‘high summer’ Britons have traditionally been drawn to bigger mountains, more often than not to those on our doorstep – The Alps!
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