Trip Reports

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!
Read more…

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.
Read more…

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).
Read more…

Adventures in Alaska by Adrian Nelhams

“You need to pump the handle at least a 100 times”, crackled Paul through the headphones. I only picked up half of it, as the headphones and sunglasses just weren’t working well together. I was also trying to get a view out through the tiny window which seemed to be designed for someone 5ft...
Read more…

Alpine Weather News - by Terry Ralphs

After praying in vain for a good snowfall last winter, ski resorts all over Switzerland were surprised and delighted by a massive snowfall of nearly half a metre last weekend.
Read more…

Tien Shan Expedition 2007 by Pat Littlejohn

Time flies. This was ISM's 14th expedition to the Tien Shan, and it was great as ever.
Read more…

Dolomites in May - far from the crowds, by Adrian Nelhams

​Right foot hard on the boards and our economy class Fiat Panda’s now at full tilt! The world isn’t exactly flashing by, but it will do fine. ‘Do you think it’s got enough grunt for the Alpine passes?’ Will muttered. I looked across at him, smiled and pressed my right foot down even...
Read more…

Ethiopia: More Climbs and Finds by Pat Littlejohn

​In March this year Steve Sustad and I made another trip to explore the vast climbing potential of northern Ethiopia.
Read more…

Borkoldoy Report, CLIMB Magazine 2006

​In September 2005 a commercially-organized International School of Mountaineering expedition once again visited south east Kyrghyzstan to explore little known mountain regions, coming away with a clutch of first ascents.
Read more…

Sun Rock on Sardinia by Adrian Nelhams

​Sardinia or Sardenja as the locals spell and pronounce it, is the second largest island in the Mediterranean -120km off the west coast of Italy.
Read more…