This ice climbing tour is a perfect option for those seeking to add even more thrill to their glacier experience in Finland. Under the guidance of highly trained professionals, you'll scale towering walls of blue ice and expose yourself to magnificent views you'll never forget.
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.
The clients will get collected from Luosto at the agreed time. Bliss representative will drive the clients to Pyhä (25 kilometers, 30 minutes). Meet your ice climbing guide at Hotel Pyhätunturi's reception and get equipped 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.
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 and storytelling.
Minimum age of participants is: 12
Suitable personal clothing for winter weather including hat and gloves or mittens.