Indoor Rock and Ice Climbing for Two
A brilliant Experience located handily in Fort William, Scottish Highlands.
Put your nerves to the ultimate test with a whole day of climbing at the National Ice Climbing Centre – the UK’s best indoor and ice climbing facility. You’ll begin your day with a full briefing on safety and important climbing methods, before contemplating your plight to the top. Next you’ll have a chance to test your newfound skills with an hour and a half rock climbing session, with an expert instructor offering tips and encouragement throughout. After a break for lunch (not included) at the centres cafe, you’ll take on the mighty ice wall, neve and a variety of challenging angles to give you true insight into this adventure sport. You’re sure to finish your experience with a huge sense of achievement! All equipment is included.
Rock climbing between 10am – 2pm and ice climbing starts 2.30pm on Wed, Thurs, Sat and Sun. Carry on climbing for the day and pay member prices (must be competent climbing unsupervised).
Rock climbing will last for up to one and a half hours, depending on group size. Ice climbing will last for two and a half hours and starts at 2.30pm. 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 your 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. You must complete and sign a disclaimer in order to take part.