Fort William is the central town of the Highlands. Ben Nevis, the UK's highest mountain is the reason why this place is considered the main tourist center of Scotland. Τhe Orion Face is a demanding choice for ice climbers and the knowledge of mixed-climbing will be necessary for those attempting the venture.
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Ice Climbing in Astun, Huesca, Aragon Spain
Astun offers many ice climbing trails through snow covered mountains and beautiful scenery, both for beginners and experienced adventurers. The main trail takes you through Pic de Moines, Pic Astun, Ibon of Escalar and it is about 8 km/5 mi in length, with a maximum height of 2350 m/7709 ft and a lowest of 1756 m/5761 ft. There are even trails that lead into the French Pyrenees mountains and the local schools organize such excursions.
The best time of the year to visit is during the winter months, from December to February, as this is the time during which most trails have snow and ice. There are training professionals that know the area very well, offering family or group trips to the natural environment of Astun. Bring your own equipment, or rent everything you need from nearby stores.