Trip Reports

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...
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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ISM Virgin Peaks Expedition 05 by Pat Littlejohn

In September we ran our second ISM trip to the Central Borkoldoy region of the Tien Shan. Only one word for the trip - brilliant!
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ISM Central Borkoldoy Expedition - September 2005

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.
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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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