Bad Weather Option

Great option for bad weather!

In the event of bad weather, lack of good winter conditions, or perhaps for a less physical day on one of our longer winter courses, one option we offer is a visit to the Ice Factor in Kinlochleven when on the Scottish west coast. This amazing facility offers us the chance to coach you on real ice of all grades, coach you on dry-tooling routes, and use the climbing wall area to look at building belays, rescue techniques and cover many of the skills we will also include when out in the mountains. We can use the ice to look over skills such as placing ice screws and making ice threads for abseiling off.

We get a great rate for this from the Ice Factor  (not included in course price), this includes access to all parts of the facility including 2 hours on the indoor ice wall. For more about the Ice Factor see – www.ice-factor.co.uk

 

Steep Ice - Coaching at the Ice Factor

Steep Ice – Coaching at the Ice Factor

Making ice threads for abseil retreat

Making ice threads for abseil retreat

Looking at placing ice screws

Looking at placing ice screws

Mark Rock Climbing Course

‘Having spend three days in the mountains with Paddy I’ve got to say he’s the best guide I’ve ever worked with. Everything was pitched perfectly for my individual level - the choice of climbs, the balance between learning and mileage on the crag, all suited my level of experience. In three days I went from never having climbed trad to leading VD, seconding HVS+ and ticking off a classic mountain route, all thanks to Paddy’s professionalism and enthusiasm. Can’t wait to get out there again!’