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Discover Indoor Ice Climbing - Scotland

Learn all the basics of this awesome sport at the world’s biggest indoor ice climbing facility! Expert tuition and all climbing equipment provided - see just how far you have come!

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Put your nerves to the ultimate test with this fantastic ice climbing experience in Fort William, Scotland. The ice wall is a jaw dropping facility which simply has no rival in the world; it is more than 5 times bigger than any other indoor ice wall. Scaling the wall is incredibly fulfilling for both your mind and body; not only does it exercise nearly every muscle group, but it requires concentration and precision, and you will be rewarded by an incredible adrenaline rush as you scale the wall of sheer ice! Thousands of visitors flock to this awesome centre every year, and as a result, the experienced trainers have obtained some of the best instructional methods there are – there really is nowhere better to push your bravery to the limit and try out this wonderfully exhilarating sport!

Your introduction to ice climbing experience in Scotland will begin with a full briefing on safety covering all aspects of the wall and the important climbing methods. All equipment is included, so once you’re kitted out you’ll then have a chance to test your newfound skills with an expert instructor who will offer tips and encouragement throughout. You will be instructed on rope managment, front pointing technique (using the crampons), how to fit and use the ice axes, coached on body movement, and a variety of techniques as you scale simple slopes through to very steep and overhanging ice routes. Under professional guidance, you’ll be amazed at how far you come!

Minimum Age: 17

Ice Climbing at Fort William is quite demanding, so students require to be physically fit. Participants must also be at least shoe size 4.
The Ice Climbing experience in Scotland will last for between an hour and an hour and a half which includes your safety briefing, kitting up, basic training and time on the wall. You will get at least 40 minutes on the ice wall. You should aim to arrive fifteen minutes before your allotted time.
There will be a max of 5 other climbers on the ice wall during your ice climbing session. Spectators are welcome to come and watch you climb - the centre has a cafe and bar which has great views of the main climbing areas.
Ice climbing in Scotland is available all year round.
The wall operates significantly below freezing, so appropriate clothing (ideally three layers and gloves) should be worn. All climbing equipment will be provided by the centre in Fort William.
Ice climbing in Scotland is not weather dependent.
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