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Ice Climbing in The Orion Face Ben Nevis, Fort William, Highlands and Islands United Kingdom

Length :
400m/1312ft
Total pitches:
8
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.

The Orion Face is one of the routes that someone can choose up to the biggest face of Ben Nevis. It is not the hardest one, but it is considered an outstanding classic one. This route is suitable for people with previous experience in ice climbing and generally during harsh winter climbing conditions. In any case, the Orion Face is an undertaking that should not be underestimated.

More advanced techniques than essential skills are also required, because of the unpredictable weather conditions. The changeable ice’s features during the ascent is a usual phenomenon. So, it could be a little mixed setting when lighter conditions prevail the spot.  The ideal ice climbing is often in spring and especially during the second half of April.

Compact rock, coated in snow and ice is what you will mostly come along on the way up to the summit. Get ready for some belays all along the pitch you climb. A couple of 60 m/196 ft ropes, 6-8 ice screws, a set of wires, a couple of small to medium hex and an ice hook might be handy during your climbing adventure.

How to Get to Destination

BY CAR FROM Edinburgh
151 miles/243km, 3 hours 8 mins
1. Head west on Waterloo Pl/A1 to Leith St/A900. 2. Take the first right onto Leith St/A900. 3. At the roundabout, take the first exit towards Broughton St/B901. Continue to follow the B901 Go through 1 roundabout. 4. Turn left into the Ferry Rd/A902. Continue to follow the A902. Go through 1 roundabout. 5. Turn right at the Hillhouse Rd/A90. Continue to follow the A90. 6. Continue on M90. 7. At junction 10, exit toward A9/Stirling/Crianlarich/Inverness. 8. Join the M90. 9. At the roundabout, take the second exit for A9. Go through 1 roundabout. 10. Turn left into the A889. 11. Turn left into A86. 12. Slight left at A82. Go through 1 roundabout. 13. At the roundabout, take the first exit towards Glen Nevis. 14. Slight left. Ben Nevis
BY TRAIN

The nearest station is Fort William train station.  Daily services to and from Inverness and Glasgow connect Fort William with Aberdeen, Edinburgh and all other major UK cities.

Schools

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Kitesurfing 5 Days – Zero to Hero Course, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

Our zero to hero course takes you from a complete beginner to a confident kitesurfer able to continue the sport independently. The first 3 days cover a similar syllabus to the 1, 2 and 3 day kitesurfing courses (above) with the following 2 days moving on to advanced equipment tuning, detailed theory, board control in various conditions & freestyle techniques including basic jumps.

Course duration: 30 hours total

All included + post course handout pack.

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570
SUP Introductory Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

Brief theory & safety covering the sea / river, weather & local sites

SUP equipment

Stance and Balance

Paddling styles

Paddle strokes & techniques

Board control & steering

Paddle and board stability

Once you have learnt the SUP basics you can progress onto the river tours or wave surfing lesson:

Course Duration: 2 hours

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63
Kitesurfing Coaching – Intermediate & Advanced, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

As well as beginner courses we also offer more advanced coaching sessions. Have you ever found that you come back from a session having just cruised up and down without trying out anything new? With an experienced coach by your side to push you and impart their knowledge to aid your progression you will improve quicker than expected! We run both intermediate and advanced coaching days.

Course duration: 3-4 hours

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Kiteboarding 2 Days Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The two day course is aimed at complete beginners with the 1st day the same as the 1 day lesson (above). The second day of this course goes on to cover more complex bodydragging techniques, board starts and continuous riding while keeping the power in the kite.100% practical and great as a weekend break.

Course duration: 12 hours total

All included + post course handout pack.

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215
During weekends the cost of the activity is 240€
Rafting & Wind Tunnel Flying, East England
/ Bedford, East England, United Kingdom

Summer/Autumn 2016-2017

Europe

River Rafting, Wind Tunnel Flying & Outdoor activities in Bedford, United Kingdom.

From June to September. 3 Days – air travel not included.

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590
Kitesurfing Lessons – Board Control, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

This course is aimed at kitesurfers that have already had some kitesurfing lessons such as a 2 or 3 day course and would like some more tuition to master their board starts and controlled riding. The lesson is 100% practical and the whole time is spent with the board.

Course duration: 5 hours

All included + post course handout pack.

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125
Wave Surfing Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The huge benefit of stand up paddle surfing over regular surfing is that much smaller less steep waves are catchable before they break, and as the boards are much more stable it is easier to pick up. Additionally, as you start in a standing position, there is no popping up onto the SUP, while the paddle can be used for extra stability and drive on the wave.

Camber offers some for stand up paddle surfing with both small and big waves.

Course Duration: 2 hours

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63
Kite Landboarding Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

All Equipment, including safety is supplied in the kite landboarding lessons:

Bring a study pair of shoes, sunglasses, sun cream and warm clothing if it is cold.

Post lesson discount vouchers for equipment we offer are available.

Course duration: 4 hours

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Kitesurfing 3 Days Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The first two days of this course follow the same outline as the 1 and 2 day courses (above) and it then offers another full day on the board to really master the board start and go on to controlled edging, upwind riding and turns. If you’re keen to take up the sport we recommend the three day kitesurfing lesson as it gives the time to become confident and independent.

Course duration: 18 hours total

All included + post course handout pack.

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315
During weekends the cost of the activity is 365€
Kitesurfing 1 Day Lessons, East Sussex
/ Camber Sands, East Sussex, South East England, United Kingdom

The one day kitesurfing course is aimed at complete beginners and a great introduction to the sport. Initially learning the fundamentals and kite control whilst covering safety, site assessments, and kite set ups, then moving into the water for body dragging and self rescue techniques.The course is 90% practical and brilliant fun!!!

Course Duration: 6 hours total.

All included + post course handout pack.

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125

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