Sandstone Towers in Ethiopia by Pat Littlejohn

Ethiopia is nothing like you imagine. Events like Band Aid and Live Aid have portrayed an image of famine and war which gets us to give generously but unfortunately kills any hope of a tourist industry.
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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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The Client’s Eye on the Guide Guy!

ISM is a TLA (three letter acronym) that connotes quality. For me, this was re-confirmed on the recent Canadian Ice Special. This trip was two weeks in ice climbing paradise resulting in over 1,400 metres of climbing at, or above, Waterfall Ice grade 4.
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Winter first ascents in Canada by Adrian Nelhams

Another great season icefall climbing in Switzerland is over, with a lot of ice formed and, as usual, very few people around to crowd things. That same theme continued on another very successful trip to Canada.
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ISM Central Borkoldoy Expedition - September 2004

The central area of the Borkoldoy range in SE Kyrgyzstan is a group of superb ‘alpine’ peaks (which are well-defended on every side by chains of slightly lower mountains) situated to the north of the Dankova group in the West Kokshaal-Too range.
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ISM - Virgin Peaks of the Tien Shan - 2003

The Borkoldoy range is a limestone massif situated north of the Dankova region of the West Kokshaal-Too. Apart from British expeditions in 1995 and 2002, which operated in the NE and SW corners of the group, the range is little-explored by mountaineers.
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ISM West Kokshaal-too Expedition, 2002

In early September an International School of Mountaineering expedition reached the West Kokshaal-Too range on the Kyrgyzstan/China border.
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Mountain Info - High magazine, August 2000

Pat Littlejohn, assisted by two guides, Alain Delizee from Switzerland and Kyrgyzstan’s foremost commercial operator Vladimir Komissarov, organized his third ISM expedition to the Western Kokshaal-Too during September.
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