Day 1: Arrive at Rjukan Old School Hostel

Most people are out climbing during the day, so if you arrive early, then feel free to put the kettle on, and make yourself at home - there's even a sauna for those who want to relax a little. You will have a course briefing in the evening at around 8 pm.

Day 2: Ice Climbing at Ozzimosis

Leave the hostel at 9 am for a full day ice climbing at a local venue. The focus is getting into the swing of it and developing good movement techniques. In the evening you will have an opportunity to enjoy a good meal with the other climbers.

Day 3: Ice Climbing at Krokan

Leave the hostel for a full day of ice climbing. For those that want to, you'll be taught some more stuff such as; ice screw placement, building belays, moving forward. Debrief and finish will be around 3 pm, in time for last flights home from Oslo.
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13 Dec 8pm
Sun 15 Dec 3pm
$450
($63 deposit)
Based on 349 GBP
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20 Dec 8pm
Sun 22 Dec 3pm
$450
($63 deposit)
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27 Dec 8pm
Sun 29 Dec 3pm
$450
($63 deposit)
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3 Jan 8pm
Sun 5 Jan 3pm
$450
($63 deposit)
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2 spaces
Fri
10 Jan 8pm
Sun 12 Jan 3pm
$450
($63 deposit)
Based on 349 GBP
1 spaces
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17 Jan 8pm
Sun 19 Jan 3pm
$450
($63 deposit)
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24 Jan 8pm
Sun 26 Jan 3pm
$450
($63 deposit)
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4 spaces
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31 Jan 8pm
Sun 2 Feb 3pm
$450
($63 deposit)
Based on 349 GBP
7 spaces
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7 Feb 8pm
Sun 9 Feb 3pm
$450
($63 deposit)
Based on 349 GBP
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14 Feb 8pm
Sun 16 Feb 3pm
$450
($63 deposit)
Based on 349 GBP
3 spaces
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21 Feb 8pm
Sun 23 Feb 3pm
$450
($63 deposit)
Based on 349 GBP
1 spaces
Fri
28 Feb 8pm
Sun 1 Mar 3pm
$450
($63 deposit)
Based on 349 GBP
5 spaces
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6 Mar 8pm
Sun 8 Mar 3pm
$450
($63 deposit)
Based on 349 GBP
8 spaces
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13 Mar 8pm
Sun 15 Mar 3pm
$450
($63 deposit)
Based on 349 GBP
7 spaces

Jen D

Reviewed on 25 Feb 18

5
Verified booking

Ryan and Pieter are the BEST instructors I have EVER met!!! They were patient, fun and excellent coaches. I loved my time with skyhook and will definitely be back! As Americans, we now see the benefits of travel!!! YEA!!

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Dorota Lipka

Reviewed on 21 Feb 18

5
Verified booking

Excellent course, caters for all abilities and I felt pushed to go further than I imagined I could by the instructors Callan and Tom. People who have rock climbing experience found it much easier but the course catered for all abilities. I would definitely return. 
I would advise the company, though, to warn people that the local supermarket is closed on a Sunday so for any course starting on a Sunday it’s worth bringing your own food to cook at the hostel. Also the shoes needed for the climbing should really be provided, as they are specific to ice climbing and should be considered “kit”. Apart from that everything was excellent.

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Monika Slowik

Reviewed on 20 Feb 18

5
Verified booking

Great experience, amaizing people - both instructors and people we met on the course. Beautiful place and the caravan park is brilliant. We are coming back for the multipitch course . The instructors cater for all abilities so if you want to take it easy or more challenging they will find the best rute. Loved it

1. How do I get to Rjukan from the airport?

When you sign up, we also recommend that you join the Facebook event. It is here that you will meet the other course participants, and be able to arrange a car-share. It's a great way to get to know everyone, and it has worked really well in the past. There is also a public transport option which takes around 4 hours, however, we recommend the car-share option as it's more affordable and convenient.

2. Can I come by myself?

Absolutely yes - most people book alone. It can feel a bit intimidating, but your guides will do introductions when you arrive and you’ll get to know the others in no time!

3. How old do I need to be?

The minimum age for all our courses is 18.

4. How fit do I need to be?

A moderate level of fitness is required. Climbing experience is not required. The locations are great for beginners - with something for everyone. The climbs are never too far from the hostel, and walk-ins take no more than 5 - 10 minutes, from your parking spot. The guides set up a big range of routes so that there's plenty to do for all abilities.

5. What does the price include?

It includes accommodation, guides and all technical equipment. It excludes travel, food and winter mountaineering boots (these can be rented from the hostel if needed).

6. Do I need insurance?

Yes. Popular providers include the BMC, Snowcard and Dogtag Insurance.

7. What are the options for food?

The local supermarket has a broad selection, with equivalent prices to a higher-end supermarket in the UK (e.g. Waitrose). It's a 5-minute drive from the hostel, and you can see the opening hours here.

8. What should I wear?

Similar clothing to ski clothing works well for the Beginners Course (several warm layers and waterproofs). When you sign up you'll also receive a full packing list, and discount codes for some retailers.

9. Which Airport should I fly to?

Most people fly to Oslo Gardermoen (OSL).

10. Can I stay extra nights at the hostel?

Yes, there is usually availability to stay extra nights - just drop the hostel a message if you want to do this.

11. Can I arrive late at night?

Yes, no problem - just let us know when you complete your registration form. 

12. How cold will it be?

Temperatures can range from -10C to -20C.