Rjukan Ice Climbing Trip Norway

Price: £1,230.00 Per Person (inc VAT)

Location: Norway

Duration: 7 Days

Ratio: 1:3 then 1:2


Availability: There are places remaining on this course

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We travel to Rjukan on Sunday morning 19th Feb 2017, returning to the UK Saturday 25th . Flights are possible to Oslo Gardermoen airport from Manchester, London Stansted, and some other regional UK airports (be careful to avoid flying to Oslo Torp or Rygge, as you would need to take a transfer bus/train to Gardermoen). We need to arrive at Oslo Gardermoen airport no later than 5pm on the 19th.

 

The trip on to Rjukan by road in a hire car takes around three hours. 

 

Monday to Wednesday are spent learning to climb ice (for beginners) or getting back into the swing of things (for intermediates).

 

Wednesday is usually a half day on the ice, followed by a half day in the excellent spa in Rjukan town. For the more energetic it is possible to ski on this day at the resort near to our accommodation.

Thursday and Friday we consolidate our new skills climbing multi-pitch ice routes at an appropriate grade. Instructor:client ratio is 1:2 throughout.

 

Rjukan offers ice climbing from grade 2 (Scottish grade 3) upwards, with more than 150 routes spread over 14 different areas. There is something to suit nearly every ability and aspiration. You don’t need to have climbed ice before but some experience and preparedness for cold outdoor conditions will be helpful, as will hillwalking, basic climbing or scrambling experience in the UK or elsewhere. The trip will be difficult to enjoy if you are very unfit.


We will be staying at a warm, comfortable apartment in Villa Gryta, located right at the heart of the ice climbing area, near the centre of the town. There is a self-catering kitchen, and we put together a kitty for buying food, and all  contribute to the cooking and washing up.

 

Excludes flight, insurance, personal equipment hire (if needed), bar tab.

 

Personal insurance suitable for adventurous activity can be arranged through snowcard

http://www.snowcard.co.uk/       one week ice climbing in Europe is around £45

or

https://www.thebmc.co.uk/modules/insurance/    one week ice climbing in Europe is around £51 (plus the cost of BMC membership, if you’re not already a member)

Pre-Requisites:

You don’t need to have climbed ice before but some experience and preparedness for cold outdoor conditions will be helpful, as will hillwalking, basic climbing or scrambling experience in the UK or elsewhere. The trip will be difficult to enjoy if you are very unfit.

Equipment Required:

All specialist equipment that does not require a specific fit is provided (helmet, harness, ropes, belay plate, ice tools), but boots and crampons are not included. We have a range of boots and crampons to borrow for free in the UK on a first come, first served basis,and it is possible to hire boots and crampons from Intersport or the Old School House in Rjukan.  

 

Peak District Course Information:
Minimum Age

With a few exceptions, participants aged 15+ can attend our scheduled courses independently. We offer family days out for kids age 6+, private courses to kids groups from age 9+ and scheduled courses just for ages 12-17. All participants under the age of 18 must bring a completed 'Parental Consent Form' that can be downloaded here.

Frequently Asked Questions

As our instructors and staff are often out on the hill or underground delivering courses, we have put together a detailed FAQ to help you with your queries. Click here to go to the FAQ.

London Train Connection

If necessary it is possible to travel up to the course on a weekend by getting an early train on Saturday morning - more info on our FAQ.

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