“At Outdoor Skills and Thrills we strive to help grow a larger community of climbers and adventure seekers who are safe, skilled, knowledgeable, and passionate to share their love for the outdoors with others and to live life to the fullest!”
If you’re a novice ready to learn the fundamentals and eager to enjoy the life-changing experience of climbing, an intermediate looking to improve your climbing skills on world-class routes, or an expert trying to find the hidden secrets, a first ascent, or the best climbs in Northwestern Ontario, join Outdoor Skills and Thrills for an unforgettable experience in one of the most up-and-coming climbing destinations in Canada! Read About Our Objective
Aric has been instructing and guiding professionally in Canada for well over 15 years and is a very experienced, highly skilled Climbing guide and Wilderness Survival instructor. He founded Outdoor Skills and Thrills in Thunder Bay, Ontario as a way to provide adventure seekers with professional courses that teach safe climbing practices while provide exciting adventures in a thrilling and breathtaking environment. Not only an accomplished climber and guide, Aric is also the author of ‘Thunder Bay Climbing: A Guide to Northwestern Ontario’s Best Kept Secret‘, the latest comprehensive rock climbing guidebook for the region. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, big or small, young or old, Aric is committed to providing a fun and challenging environment to anybody and everybody! You will always be guided by our professional, friendly, and passionate instructors through an exciting and enjoyable experience in the best rock and ice climbing areas around Thunder Bay.