On this 3-day beginner ice climbing course in Ryukan, Norway, you will learn the basics to climbg the stunning ice falls in the region from Jørn, a professional local climber and instructor!
Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec
- This course is for beginners who want to experience the thrill of climbing frozen waterfalls.
- Learn all the basics and fundamentals from a dedicated Norwegian pro ice climber.
- Spend your nights in a comfortable, private house near the climbing area.
This 3-day ice climbing course for beginners is an exciting option for those looking for a fun winter activity in nature.
The climbing course takes place in Rjukan, Norway, a place famous for its stunning icefalls. Throughout the three days, we will explore different aspects of ice climbing, and cover equipment, techniques, and safety. You can find a detailed day-by-day description of the course below. We will also have the chance to put all of our new skills to practice in the stunning Rjukan icefalls! In the evenings, we will spend the night in a comfortable, private house near the climbing area.
This ice climbing course is designed for beginners. Therefore, you don't need any prior experience to join. However, you do need an adventurous mindset and a good fitness level. The icefalls we will tackle during our practice sessions will be chosen based on the group's level and capacity.
If you would like to join this exciting ice-climbing adventure in Rjukan, Norway, send your request and we can start planning a thrilling outdoor winter experience!
- Accommodation included
- Guiding fee
- Mountaineering boots
- Ice axe
Excluded: Transfers to/from airport & climbing areas
\-Independent arrival and check-in. \-Introduction of the guide and the participants. \-Introduction of the course content and the climbing gear. \-Getting your climbing gear, and adjusting of boots and crampons. \-What to bring in your backpack for the climbing day.
\-First ice climbing day. We'll leave together at 08:30 after breakfast, for a full day of ice climbing at one of the suitable climbing areas nearby. They are all just a short drive away. \-The focus is first to learn how to belay on the top rope. \-Then we get into the techniques of climbing on ice, and how to use the ice axes and crampons efficiently. \-The guide will choose a variety of different climbs that will suit everyone.
Again, we'll leave together at 08:30 after breakfast. We will go to another of the suitable climbing areas nearby, where we will continue to develop the skills learned on day 2 and have fun on the various ice falls. We finish at 3 pm and debrief, and then it is time for goodbye. \* The mentioned timetable is exemplary and may vary due to conditions, the ability of the participants, safety & weather limitations.
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Klatreinstruktor 1 hoyfjell from Norway
I started working as a full time climbing instructor in 2011, and since then I haven't looked back. I love being in the wild nature, and I believe I have the best job in the world!
During the winter months, I live in Rjukan, the most fabulous place for ice climbing. You have to see it to believe how great this place is! Book me for a course or guided climbing in this ice paradise.
I also travel a lot for climbing and guiding. Places that I return to over and over again are Kalymnos and Mallorca.
Don't hesitate to get in touch with me, and I promise a rewarding and inspirational experience!
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We booked through explore.com which gave great direct access to the guides in the area we wanted. We went with Jørn because he gave good clear information about cost, gear requirements, location and timings. He also gave us advice on accommodation in the area. As a guide he was very reassuring, methodical, informative but still fun and entertaining. We went for two days as a beginner course. My partner was slightly more anxious about ice climbing and he quickly helped her fears. He was also very accommodating when it came to me wanting to try and push my limits. I have other friends that have gone with Jørn for help with more advanced multi pitch trips and have enjoyed themselves immensely. So I could not recommend Jørn more for whatever level you are at; he will facilitate lots of fun, whilst being safe and learning a lot. Definitely want to return and will contact Jørn again when we do.
Great experience with the guide, Jørn. He is outstanding. Jørn guides us ice climbing in Rjukan, Norway. It was our first time. He is a true professional. He loves the outdoors and is well respected by other guides. Great overall experience.
I would highly recommend Jørn he is a very experienced and knowledgeable mountain guide.
My partner and I went on a 5-day ice climbing trip with Jørn and we loved every single day of it. We started off with different levels of experience but Jørn organised our days in a way that we were both pushed to expand our comfort zones but without taking it too far for either of us. Jorn is someone who isn’t just good at ice climbing itself but also knows how to teach. We learnt many valuable lessons and progressed a lot in those 5 days. We also greatly enjoyed Jørn's company and his passion for the outdoors. We are definitely coming back for more!
Jorn was a fantastic teacher, very patient, super encouraging and also super knowledgeable about the history of Rjukan which was an extra bonus! Highly recommend!
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