Trip Reports

Kyrgyzstan 2014

As each Kyrgyzstan trip approaches, one can’t help but get a little excited.
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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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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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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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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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Kyrgyzstan 2010 – ISM At Bashi Expeditions

​Two ISM expeditions led by Pat Littlejohn visited the Tien Shan in 2010, with the aim of exploring the At Bashi range, a 100km-long spine of ‘alpine peaks’ up to 4788m in height.
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ISM Guide climbs hard mixed route in the Lakes

​Some fantastic winter conditions in the Lake District this winter saw ISM guide Adrian Nelhams & climbing partner Tim Lofthouse climb a superb new winter line on Neckband Crag in Great Langdale.
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My Kyrgyzstan Trip by Adrian Nelhams

‘Where’s Adrian Allynavich’ I hear shouted as I enter the ITMC offices and Vladimir appears from around the corner. The familiar grin and then comes the crushing bear hug that leaves you fighting for air!
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Kuilu & Son Kul Expedition 2009

This was ISM’s second trip to the Kuilu range, the first being in 2000 when we explored the Karator glacier and its surrounding peaks. This trip focussed on the Bardytor valley immediately to the east, where records showed that only one peak had been climbed.
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ISM West Kokshal-Too Expedition, 2008

Our regular expedition to the Tien Shan mountains of Central Asia was a great trip and successful despite not achieving the hoped-for objective of Pik Byeliy (or Grand Poohbah as it is widely known).
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