Climbing activities customised to the level of experience and skill of the client. Suitable for beginners who are eager to climb a lot, and for those who already have some experience and wish to push their skills and knowledge to the next level. The instructor takes the clients beyond a simple trial into the world of ice climbing, with an introduction to different climbing techniques and a possibility for several ascents per client, depending on each person’s strength and stamina.
Bliss' guide will wait for the clients at the agreed time at the CAMP Kitchen & Bar. After meet & greet Bliss' guide will equip the clients with the relevant gear at the near-by Bliss' premises (incl. climbing boots). Then the clients will get guided to the climbing venue, Tajukangas, a 10 minute walk from Hotel Pyhätunturi.
At Tajukangas there will a bonfire, hot berry juice and the necessary set up for climbing, for example ready set climbing ropes. The climbing instructor will tell clearly about the safety factors, and then take one client at a time to climb safely on top rope, belaying the climber and advising her/him on climbing techniques. Possibility to enter into more developed techniques within client's capabilities. While waiting for their respective turn, clients can cheer for and photograph the climber. Between the climbs it is time to relax together by the warmth of the fire, enjoy nutritious yet light meal and listen the stories about ice climbing, arctic nature and such. The instructor may share some wild stories from climbing trips around the world.
Note: Pick up from Luosto starts 30 minutes before departure.
Climbing instructor's services
Guiding to the climbing venue
Rental climbing gear such as helmet with visor/goggles, harness, crampons, ice axes, foot-wear (climbing boots or ski boots)
Nutritious yet light meal
Hot berry beverages
Suitable personal clothing for winter weather including proper (ski) gloves or mittens. Please bring a balaclava or a simple woolen hat without bobble / pompom that will fit under climbing helmet. Please also consider bringing some snacks like nuts, energy bars or chocolate (caution: keep chocolate in a pocket inside of your jacket, otherwise it will freeze).
Depending on your fitness and stamina in winter conditions, you can make several ascents on different toprope lines up the fall and become familiar with various climbing techniques.
Kindly note that 10% of the price of your tour is non-refundable. The 10% will be used to cover fees connected to your booking such as credit card transactions and other administrative charges. Refunds will only be issued to the card used to purchase the tour.
Meeting point : CAMP Kitchen & Bar Pyhä