Reports

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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2006 Ice-Climbing round-up, by Adrian Nelhams

​As Terry and I sat down to a steaming hot mug of coffee in Leysin's 'Place du Marché, the snow kept on falling outside, adding to the huge amount that had already fallen over the past week.
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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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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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