ICE CLIMBING: WINTER’S MOST GRIPPING ADVENTURE

Set the bar high this year on a tower of ice. After that, well, you’ve got the rest of the year to brag about it.

You’ve probably rock climbed at an indoor facility or perhaps you’ve ventured out one summer to climb in nature’s gym. But you haven’t really hit your peak until you’ve scaled a frozen waterfall and posted the feat on Instagram to prove it.

WHERE TO DO IT:

Northern Ontario is a mecca for hard core climbers, as it boasts some of Canada’s best year-round climbing.

Join Outdoor Skills and Thrills for fully-outfitted and guided ice climbing excursions just outside Thunder Bay to cliffs, rock faces and icefalls in Orient Bay, Kama Bay, Dorion, Red Rock or Nipigon. Founder Aric Fishman is certified by the Professional Climbing Guides Institute, and his passion and joy of the sport is infectious. Outings are between 6 and 8 hours, and you don’t have to be a pro – one of their most popular winter programs is the Beginners Ice Climbing Adventure.

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FURTHER INFO ON ICE CLIMBING:

There are a few exciting Ontario destinations for ice climbing along with professional outfitters who’ll guide you to adventure.

MORE BRAGWORTHY ADVENTURE:

Here are more brag-worthy adventures that’ll get your pulse pumping:

Dogsledding in the Haliburton Highlands
Snowmobiling in Algoma
Snow tubing in Barrie
Snowkiting on Lake Simcoe

Hint: turn this adventure into a winter weekend getaway – we’ve already done the legwork for you. Check out this trip to Thunder Bay that includes ice climbing – Snow Days in the Bay.

Photo Credits
Featured Photo (Top): Paul Desaulniers, Outdoor Skills and Thrills
Second Photo: Terry Milne, Outdoor Skills and Thrills