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Ice climbing course for beginners in Rjukan, Norway

Join an IFMGA mountain guide for this ice climbing course only 175 km away from Oslo, in the incredible ice formations of Rjukan, Norway.

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1+ Days

Jan, Feb, Mar, Dec


Do you want to make your first steps in ice climbing? Then join me for this amazing course in one of the best destinations for this sport: Rjukan, in Norway.

Located 370 km away from Bergen and 175 km from Oslo, Rjukan is one of the best places for ice climbing in Northern Europe.

It has more than 150 frozen waterfalls which are easy to access and suitable for everyone with a good physical condition.

What about the course? Well, you’ll basically learn how to use your body mechanics in an efficient way. This is very important for ice climbing and it will help you to develop your skills quickly. You’ll learn basic techniques for ice climbing and practice as much as you can!

Besides, I can adapt the course according to your skills and the amount or days you are coming (it can be from 1 to 3 days). Each day of the course will last from 5 to 10 hours.

Furthermore, I can also provide this course in Hemsedal, as an alternative location. If its more convenient for you, or ice conditions are better there, we can choose this place.

Please contact me if this ice climbing course interests you! I will help you to organize the best program according to your level and wishes.

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Rope

- Harness

- Helmet

- Crampons

- Ice axe

- Belay and rappel devices

- Quickdraws

Price details

Guide's accommodation is not included. I can provide transportation from/to Oslo. Please ask for details


More info

-If the group is of more of 4 people, there's a second guide available. -Transportation (return) from Oslo airports and during the course: 1000 NOK per group. -Any extra day (over course duration) for pick up or drop off at the airport is charged 1000 NOK per day. -I can help you to book your accommodation. -I can provide all the equipment, but you have to bring your own climbing boots. There is only one place in Rjukan where you can rent boots. Check availability in advance

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About the guide

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Mountain Guide

I am a fully certified IFMGA guide since 2012. I have, however, mastered my climbing and skiing skills for many years before taking up guiding. I have participated in numerous climbing expeditions not only to the wild mountains of Caucasus (which I have gotten to know pretty well), but also to Nepal, Alps and have extensively climbed in many Norwegian areas. In recent years I have been resident in Norway, and I co-operate with my friends at Lyngen Outdoor Center as their chief mountain guide.


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What people are saying about this trip



I’ve had a absolutely amazing time with Pawel, such a thrilling adventure. Learned a lot of techniques and I will definitely go on another adventure with Pawel. He’s methods of teaching was excellent and he is so good at what he does. Thank so much for putting me in touch with him I can highly recommend him.



Competent, chilled and very nice guide who makes sure you get the trip that suits you. He was very patient and gave very valuable tips after each climb. I'll definitely consider him should I go ice climbing in Norway again!



The most fantastic day with the most helpful, skilled and friendly guide and instructor! We had a really wonderful and exciting day, learned a great deal and enjoyed the truly spectacular scenery. Pawel was extraordinarily supportive, patient and impressive in his sharing of knowledge and for making it a great day all around. Big thanks and we look forward to the next time!



We were 3 guys heading out for our first time iceclimbling, and it was one of the best trip either of us had ever been on. Friendly and attentive guide, who clearly focused on our needs. We felt very safe throughout and our only regret is that we didn't have more days. Big thanks to Pawel for being a terrific guide.

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