Ice Factor
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A must visit for adventure seekers of all ages. World's biggest indoor ice climbing wall, Rock Climbing and Aerial Adventure Course. Taster and skills classes every day. Free children's play area, café, cosy climbers bar/restaurant, sauna and steam room. 4 star activity centre, 5 times winner of top tourism award for tourism excellence.
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Carla H
United Kingdom3 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
Really enjoyed ice climbing at ice factor yesterday - a perfect escape from the west coast rain! Bob was a brilliant instructor and all the staff were really friendly.
Written 20 February 2023
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Em B
Cambridgeshire, UK5 contributions
Feb 2023 • Family
We turned up at the ice factor and asked what we could do. We was shown around and given our options. We choose to have mark (a lovely instructor) teach us the basics. We booked a private lesson for an hour for me, my 7 year old daughter and my partner.
Having a lesson really helped build confidence and taught us some basic techniques. We all loved the session because mark was so fantastic with us all.
I’m now really looking forward to trying climbing again and hopefully progressing
Thanks mark! You made it super 😀
Written 17 February 2023
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tracey9999
Oxford, UK23 contributions
Feb 2023
The most amazing experience at this very special and unique place.
Bobby, the very talented instructor had me ice climbing, Tracey was a perfect hostess with a warm welcome, Mark and Jake instructors on the climbing wall helped me with get some really good tips to improve my climbing and Donna the chef, such lovely great value food , she never stops making visitors feel special.
What a brilliant team. It’s worth visiting and you will never get the experience anywhere else in the world.
Written 16 February 2023
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Lisa G
Glasgow, UK2 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
My favorite part of the ice factor is that that have a huge variety of walls also the staff are very nice
Written 10 February 2023
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Melissa J
2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Friends
Absolutely amazing! This is the first time I’ve tried Ice climbing and the staff were absolutely brilliant! So informative and reassuring and incredibly helpful went above and beyond. Definitely will be back next time I visit the area. Big shoutout to bob for keeping us safe and informed and all of the other guys for being so lovely and helpful :)
Written 6 January 2023
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Karen R
2 contributions
Nov 2022
Absolutely cracking place to visit (which I do on a very regular basis). The staff (Jack, Stewart & Harrison) are really enthusiastic, knowledgeable & professional. Whether you're a rock climber or an ice climber, you'll have a blast. I never fail to leave without a huge smile on my face. An added bonus is that the food in the cafe is yummy, especially the cakes, soup & toasties. I can't recommend Ice Factor enough, if you are in the area, it's a must whatever the weather!
Written 25 November 2022
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lornalouScotland
scotland3 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
Came to kinlochleven for the weekend in our campervan . Stumbled across the ice factor and popped in to see the set up . Had a coffee , tea and cake in the cafe and the guy who served us could not have been more accommodating ( the guy with the beard ) .
Lovely chat and made us feel very welcome . I have always wanted to try climbing and there a 2 facilities in Glasgow but they are always busy or unable to accommodate .
I asked the question and had a lesson booked an hour later . The guy who took the booking was lovely , very reassuring and encouraging of my height phobia … said it was very normal .
I came back an hour later to meet my instructor Martin who was amazing .
I was made to feel so comfortable, at ease and safe too .
I started on the easiest climb( scariest part was coming down for me ) and it was brilliant fun . Martin was insightful , but relaxed and made it fun . We moved onto another few walls, slightly harder ( well I think they were 😏) and tried belaying … much harder but fun to build confidence . Martin was super reassuring .
Last thing was bouldering …. Might need a bit more practice haha .
The whole experience was so much fun and something I have wanted from try for ages .
The whole team were brilliant and Martin , my instructor couldn’t have made the experience any better ….. loved it !!!!!
Written 29 October 2022
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Andrew
1 contribution
Aug 2022 • Business
I wounder if the place is due to close🤔 way over priced poor quality cafe. Pre-made possibly couple day old rolls. Cold soup and staff member quite rude. Staff training wouldn't go a miss. Food prep, dealing with customers
Written 30 August 2022
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m0s16
Bristol, UK2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
Had a great time climbing on the ice wall, in the ice taster session. Stuart was our instructor and was brilliant. Definitely recommend to anyone passing through!
Written 25 August 2022
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Trudy H
London, UK3 contributions
Aug 2022
Great session on the ice wall, Andrew really made the session fun and rewarding for our 12 year old son. Booking was easy and a great day out, thank you.
Written 23 August 2022
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