Ice Climbing Adventure - Beginners

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Experience the adventure of Ice Climbing in Northwest Ontario with Outdoor Skills And Thrills!

This outing is suitable for all skill levels but is tailored to beginners. No need to worry about having your own gear, all the technical equipment is included. For participants who have little to no experience, we start you off with the basics and work your way up from there. You’ll also learn a variety essential safety skills and climbing techniques making sure that you’re confident and comfortable before going up a frozen waterfall. For climbers who already have experience on ice, we double check you know your stuff and then get you going right away, offering up tips and tricks along the way to help take your climbing to the next level.

Rise and Shine, It’s Time to go Climb!

Additional Info

Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes
Starts: Nipigon, Canada
Trip Category: Outdoor Activities >> Ski & Snow



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Experience the adventure of Ice Climbing in Northwest Ontario with Outdoor Skills And Thrills!

This outing is suitable for all skill levels but is tailored to beginners. No need to worry about having your own gear, all the technical equipment is included. For participants who have little to no experience, we start you off with the basics and work your way up from there. You’ll also learn a variety essential safety skills and climbing techniques making sure that you’re confident and comfortable before going up a frozen waterfall. For climbers who already have experience on ice, we double check you know your stuff and then get you going right away, offering up tips and tricks along the way to help take your climbing to the next level.

Rise and Shine, It’s Time to go Climb!

Itinerary

Once we arrive to the parking area at the climbing site:

-Gear is distributed to each climber

-Waiver forms filled out & submitted

-Hike to site
*Hike-in times vary depending on which location & which climb at that location:
(Thunder Bay: 15-35mins, Orient Bay:5-20 mins, Kama Bay: 10-45mins)

Talking About Site Safety and Equipment
-Objective hazards discussed
-Helmets to be worn at all times
-Equipment explained, fitted to each person, and secured.
-How to climb – basic techniques to get started
-How to come back down safely – proper lowering techniques on ice

Climbing Time and Skill Building
-Get to try it out with your first climbs!
-Using your crampons efficiently
-Ice axe placements
-Belaying + Communication Essentials

Lunch: On your own time whenever you please

More Climbing Time and Skill Building
-Group progressively learns techniques to climb more efficiently on the ice;
customized to each individual’s experience level
-Learning advanced techniques to climb more efficiently
-Learn about ice formation and ice conditions

Last Climbs of the Day

Tear Down, Clean Up, and Pack Up

Hike time back to the parking area for departure



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