Day 1: Arrive at Rjukan Old School Hostel

Most people fly into Oslo Gardermoen in the afternoon and then drive to Rjukan in around 3 hours (when you sign up we put you in touch with the other participants through a Facebook event, to arrange car sharing).

Day 2: Ice Climbing at Ozzimosis

Leave the hostel at 9am 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 sauna and good meal with the other climbers.

Day 3: Ice Climbing at Krokan

Leave hostel for a full day of ice climbing. You will be taught some more stuff for those that want to such as; ice screw placement, building belays, moving forward. Debrief and finish will be around 15:00, in time for for last flights home from Oslo.

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Jen D

Reviewed on 25 Feb 18

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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

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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

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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. 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!

2. How old do I need to be?

The minimum age for all our courses is 18.

3. Do I need to be fitter/stronger?

The hand-picked locations are all great for beginners. If you're worried however, feel free to give us a call and we'll talk you through what the course involves.

4. What does the price include?

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

5. Do I need insurance?

Yes - please make sure you have travel insurance which includes ice climbing. Popular providers include the BMC and Snowcard.

6. What are the options for food?

The local supermarket Kiwi has a broad selection, with equivalent prices to a higher end supermarket in the UK (e.g. Waitrose).

7. What should I wear?

You can find a complete gear list in the Course PDF, which we also email to you when you sign up for the course. 

8. How fit do i need to be?

A moderate level of fitness is required. Climbing experience is not required; we setup a broad range of climbs suitable for complete beginners up to expert rock climbers, and coach you accordingly to your current experience.

9. How do i get to Rjukan from the airport?

If flying, go to Oslo Gardermoen - usually most affordable with Ryan Air/Norwegian Air. Course participants typically rent a car together for the 3h drive to Rjukan. When you sign up we recommend you also join the Facebook event to arrange this.

10. Do i need to bring specialist equipment?

All specialist equipment is provided. You must bring with you: Appropriate clothing (similar to ski wear) including waterproof trousers and tops. At least 2 pairs of gloves/mitts and Winter mountaineering boots (you can also rent these from the hostel)