Following on from the success of events in years gone by we are delighted to be holding The Ice Factor's first 'Festival of Ice'. The event is designed to be a weekend dedicated to the weird and wonderful world of winter climbing. With competition, lectures and master classes it is set to be a fantastic weekend.
On the Saturday 2nd November we will be holding a Drytooling Competition which will be held here at the centre utilising the indoor walls, outdoor climbing tower and of course the indoor ice wall.
That evening we will be hosting a lecture given by Simon Yearsley about new routing in Scotland after which there'll be a party here in the centre.
On Sunday there will be a series of Masterclasses held by Dave MacLeod. Dave will also be giving a lecture in the afternoon.
Aside from being about fun and sore fore arms the event is going to be held in aid of Climbers Against Cancer with a portion of the entry fee going directly to the charity.
Entry for the competition will be £25 (£15 entry fee, £10 to Climbers Against Cancer).
This has the makings of an amazing event and we hope that you'll come and get involved whether it be competing, spectating or attending a lecture.
For more information please go to www.ice-factor.co.uk/festivalofice or call us here at the centre on 01855831100
We have been in touch with many of the local accommodation providers and some of the have kindly offered a deal on accommodation for the weekend.
The Tailrace Inn will be offering a discount of £3 off per person per night B&B. Information on can be found on their website www.tailraceinn.com or by calling them on 01855831777.
The MacDonald Hotel will be offering a discounted rate on their cabins. These cabins sleep four. Information can be found on www.macdonaldhotel.co.uk or by calling 01855831539
Allt-na-Leven will be offering 15% off per room per night. Information on can be found on their website www.bedandbreakfastkinlochleven.co.uk or by calling them on 018558317366.
The Blackwater Hostel will be offering a discounted rate on their micro lodges. Information can be found on www.blackwaterhostel.co.uk or by calling 01855 831253
Dave MacLeod's Masterclasses:
To book one of Dave's master classes please contact his wife Claire on 07813060376. The price for the session is £40 a portion of which Dave will kindly be donating to CAC. Spaces are limited to six people per session so they will fill up fast!
The timings for his sessions are:
10:00-12:00 Dave MacLeod Bouldering Master class
14:00-16:00 Dave MacLeod Dry Tooling Master class
16:00-18:00 Dave MacLeod Dry Tooling Master class
Good morning all! The Festival of Ice finally upon us. The guys here have been beavering away for the last month to bring you the very best event they could. The whole thing is being held in aid of CLIMBERS AGAINST CANCER. So here's a reminder of what to expect this weekend.
On Saturday we will be holding a dry tooling competition. We're down to our last 10 spots now so if you're planning on entering make sure and get it done ASAP. If you've already entered don't forget you need to be here at 8:30am for registration.
If you aren't competing then why not pop down to watch. The heats kick off at 9:30 and the finals at 16:00, they are definitely something to see!
On Saturday night we will be hosting a lecture by Simon Yearsley entitled "New routing in Scotland, in out of the way places". The lecture will be free to enter, all we would ask is for a donation to CAC.
At 9 o'clock following Simon's talk there will be a massive party here in the centre. All are welcome.
For those of you who haven't partied too hard on Sunday we will be opening up the routes for people to try in a non competition setting. Entry for the day is £15 which will cover both the dry tooling and ice routes.
On Sunday afternoon Dave MacLeod will be giving a talk about his recent trip to the alps along with a few of his other adventures. Again it is free to enter but a donation for CAC would be nice.
So as you can see we have a great line up for you all! A whole weekend dedicated to the weird and wonderful world of winter climbing and all for a great cause. See you this weekend!