Indoor Ice Climbing for Two
A nice Experience in Fort William, Scottish Highlands.
Do you have what it takes to climb this 50 feet colossus? More than five times bigger than any other indoor ice climbing wall in the world, this is the perfect place to go ice climbing, even if you’ve never grasped an ice axe before. After a full safety briefing and being issued with the essentials, you’ll tackle the icy wall with full supervision from your expert instructor, using a top-roped belay safety system. There are routes to suit every level of experience, ranging from simple, easy angled slopes for the beginner, through to hanging bollards and gully features for more experienced climbers. This is a thrilling experience which may be the first of many more to come.
2.30pm on Wed, Thurs, Sat and Sun. Allow at least four weeks advance notice for weekend bookings. Carry on climbing for the day and pay member prices (must be competent climbing unsupervised).
The session lasts two and a half hours. This includes kit talks and safety briefing.Please arrive a few minutes early to ensure a prompt start.
Expect a ratio of 1:6 instructors to climbers. There will be a maximum of six people on the course.
Spectators are welcome and can watch from a special viewing area. There is a cafe serving hot and cold drinks and a selection of food.
No waterproofs required. Lots of warm layers (multiple thin layers are more effective than a single bulky layer) and a pair of gloves required. All technical climbing equipment and specialist ice-climbing boots will be provided.
Minimum age is 16. Parental consent is required for under 18s. There are no weight or height restrictions, but the minimum boot size is adult four. You’ll need to be reasonably fit; as a guide you should be able to hold a 1kg weight at arms length.
The Ice Factor is the National Ice Climbing Centre and at 800 square metres is the world’s largest indoor ice-climbing wall, with an ice cave, ice pillar, neve wall and fall-out gully.