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Ice Climbing Winter Weekend in Rjukan, Norway

£720 per person. Secure your spot with a £200 deposit. Estimated return flight prices £200.

Rjukan is quite simply an ice climber’s paradise. There’s a wide range of ice falls, with short walks from our transport, and a stable climate guaranteeing cold weather and reliable conditions. There are over 200 different ice falls from single pitch test pieces, to 400m long multi-pitch classics.

This trip is heavily focused on our guests gaining confidence in ice climbing. Therefore, we spend a lot of time looking at technique, movement and listening to our guests needs, with a view that they will be inspired and confident by the end of the weekend. The weekend will be run on single pitch and multi pitch terrain in and around Rjukan. This great location is only a 2.5 hour transfer from Oslo.

You’ll gain knowledge about the skills and techniques required to move on the ice. What will we learn?

  • Use of crampons
  • Use of axes
  • Climbing with axes and crampons
  • Climbing without axes (just crampons)
  • Placing of ice protection (ice screws) / snow protection (snow anchors)
  • Making ice belays
  • Making ice abseils, with and without ice screws
  • Single pitch climbing/top roping and abseil
  • Multi-pitch climbing/ abseiling
  • Route choice and assessing ice quality
  • Basics on avalanches avoidance

We mentor our guests, building their confidence, listening to their expectations and assisting in them reaching their goals. Once technique and confidence are honed, we can move on to lead climbing and multi-pitch climbs at a level that suits everyone. We keep our groups small with the focus on good communication and a good learning environment.

Prerequisite (what experience should I have)

  • Suitable for ages 18+
  • Mountain fitness is required to tackle this climb
  • You might have joined one of our winter skills days/weekends in the UK

What’s Included?

  • We provide you with all technical climbing and safety equipment
  • Experienced British climbing and mountain guides
  • Pictures and footage from your adventure will be available to download from our Flickr account
  • Accommodation, with hot tub and sauna!
  • All meals are included and will be prepared at our accommodation
  • Return airport transfers from Oslo airport

Excludes

  • International Flights to Oslo
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extra nights accommodation before or after the trip (we can help with booking extra nights if required)

Location

The historic town of Rjukan is located just west of Oslo. The town spends half the year in a perpetual shadow cast by the mountain ranges and the low-lying sun. A hot-spot for winter activies, a perfect location for all climbers and those curious about ice climbers.

Airport and arrival details

Arrival and Departure airport – Oslo Airport (OSL)

Before booking flights, please talk to us about the transfer times

Accommodation

Our mountain lodge is just 30 mins from most climbing sites. Our accommodation is full of luxuries; a hot tub, open fires, drying area and a sauna to relax in after a great day’s ice climbing.

Important Note

Please be aware that the itinerary, activities and hotels are subject to change. These changes can happen with little notice due to availability, poor weather, seasonal changes, or other circumstances beyond our control. From time to time we may also make changes to your itinerary to try out new ideas and keep things fresh, you will be notified of this in advance.

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