Multi-pitch Ice Climbing
Our courses are based out of Rjukan (3 hours from Oslo), a valley interspersed with over 200 frozen waterfalls. Over the week you will cover the essential skills in a variety of single-pitch and multi-pitch crags (20m-400m), all within a few minutes walk of the road.
Day 2: Ice Climbing Technique
Day 3: Multi-pitch skills
Day 4: Lead climbing skills
Day 5: Alpine-style route
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
Had a great time on the multi-pitch ice climb course with Skyhook. Both Lars and Tim, our instructors, have a varied and broad range of experience which was demonstrated in the clarity of technical rope/protection instruction and coaching of climbing skills. They were able to satisfy aspirations whilst also pushing individuals in areas where work was needed. And just as in important they ensured it was fun at all times! I certainly learnt more in 4 days of ice climbing with Skyhook than I have in many years of climbing, which has fired me up to get out climbing more.
A fantastic week in a magical part of the world, with some amazing people. Excellent course, catering for a full range of abilities. Professional, engaging and inspiring instructors, clearly pursuing their passion in life - the outdoors! Ryan Simpson's & Tim Oates attitude towards personal development (ensuring each member of the diverse group, no matter what their prior experience was, felt challenged) was commendable. The "Ryan and Tim double act" really made the week! Ryan made our multi-pitch days a real adventure, a pleasure to climb with & learn from and a huge asset to Skyhook.
Tim & Ryan were both 100% committed to blending absolute safety, fun and learning. I would trust them both with my life on any mountain in the world and can't wait to return to climb with them again.
Thank you guys!
1. 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!
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).
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. 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.
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)
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