Advanced Ice Climbing
Rjukan, Norway - 6 Days
This course is for people who have lead rock climbing experience, and at least 2 days ice climbing experience. Over the week you will cover the essential skills for independent ice climbing.
Day 2: Advanced Ice Technique
Day 3: Mixed climbing at Krokan
Day 4: Multi-pitch skills
Day 5: Lead climbing skills
Day 6: Alpine-style route
My second visit to Rjukan with Skyhook. Another great experience and I'm sure I will be back. Managed two long multi pitch routes and plenty of class bottom roped routes practicing lead screw placement and steep ice technique. Our instructor Tom was great at striking the right balance of keeping things fun and keeping us focused and getting our efficiency up to speed. Highly recommend for anyone wanting to develop their ice climbing.
Having just come back from an ice climbing multi pitch course with Skyhook I would have no doubt in reccomending them to anyone!!!! Lars and Tim made the course safe, informative and very enjoyable and our own ice adventures with Alan and Ryan were just SUPER COOL!!! :D
The course structure was excellent - Lars and Tim were patient and encouraging and made sure that everyone - of any ability - went home feeling like they had achieved great things!!
The Old School accomodation is absolutely charming and although a little bewildering when you first arrive you soon settle in... :) :)
All in all a massive thank you to everyone at the Old School and Skyhook - we will DEFINITELY be back!!!
With all our thanks,
Jo & Steve xx
Having just come back from a Skyhook Multi Pitch course in Norway I wouldn't hesitate to reccomend these guys to anyone!! Informative, encouraging, friendly instructors and guides and climbing that is just out of this world!!!
We will DEFINITELY be back for more - thank you Skyhook!!! :):):) xxx
1. What experience do I need?
You need to be competant at lead climbing (sport or trad) and have at least 2-days experience of ice climbing. You'll already know how to lead belay, clip bolts and the basics of swinging an ice axe.
If you're not quite there yet, why not check out our other two trips:
- Beginners Ice Climbing - for total beginners, with no experience required.
- Ice Climbing Improver - for those who have either some top-rope climbing experience, or who have tried ice climbing (e.g. on our beginners course). This one is also great if you are more experienced, but don't want to progress to lead climbing.
2. How old do I need to be?
The minimum age for all our courses is 18.
3. 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). Snow shoes are also provided free of charge if needed for the walk-ins.
4. Do I need insurance?
Yes - please make sure you have travel insurance which includes ice climbing. Popular providers include the BMC and Snowcard.
5. 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).
6. How fit do I need to be?
A moderate level of fitness is required.
7. 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.
8. 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)
9. Can I come by myself?
Absolutely yes - most people book alone. It can feel a bit intimidating, but you will do introductions when you arrive, and you’ll get to know the others in no time!
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