Recently 5 of the committee squeezed into a car along with all their gear and travelled to Manchester to sample the North Face ice climbing wall. After 2hours of playing on the ice inside a giant freezer we decided that it was so much fun that we would organise more trips there for everyone else.
These trips provide a really good introduction into ice climbing with all the basics been taught by staff at the wall. Or if you've ice climbed before then its a perfect place to go and brush up on your skills or try out lots of different gear. This is an awesome opportunity to sample ice climbing before the Winter Skills meet so you can decide on the best course for you.
Any gear that you need (such as boots, crampons and axes) is included in the price to climb and all belaying is done by staff at the wall, who also give you lots of tips while your having a play.
Watch this space for ice climbing dates and times
Ice climbing details:
Where: Stores on Campus When: Friday 1st December at 8:30am Cost: £23 (Cheques payable to U of NSU (MPS))
We are booked in for 2 hours which is enough time to have a good play on the ice. The return time in Nottingham will be about 4:30pm
If you want to come please e-mail
Kit – personal
Boots – B3, if you haven’t got any B3s let me know.
Harness – your own if you’ve got one (let me know if you haven’t)
Trousers (probably want waterproof over trousers too)
Up to you about gaiters
Technical axes if you have them
Crampons, ice axes, helmets and harnesses will be supplied if you need them.