Nipigon Ice Fest Clinics

$25.00$75.00

Nipigon Ice Fest

Canada’s longest running, premiere ice climbing festival offers clinics including Beginners, Intermediate, & Mixed climbing!
After a great day of climbing, warm up with the locals at a casual “summit” and get inspired with presentations by outdoor adventurers and climbing enthusiasts. Enjoy a beverage, discuss Sunday’s climbing plans, and participate in the gear swap and raffle. So whether you’re a novice, intermediate, or expert – unite, learn, and explore – at the 2019 Nipigon Ice Fest.

 

Clinics

 

Beginners Ice Climbing Clinic – March 2nd, 9am – 3pm
Learn the basics of ice climbing and try a variety of routes on beginner/moderate terrain.

 

Intermediate Ice Climbing Clinic – March 2nd, 9am – 3pm
Climb your way up more challenging terrain and understand the techniques that help you climb on steep ice.

 

Mixed Climbing Clinic – March 2nd, 9am – 3pm
Experience what it’s like to climb on a mix of rock and ice using your ice axes and crampons as effective tools.

Meeting Place: The Nipigon Legion (102 5th Street).
Climber Check-in begins at 7:30am for ice climbing participants.
Departure time is 9:00am from the Legion for ice climbing participants.
Transportation is not included; you will need to arrange your own way to and from the climbing location.

 

Equipment Rental Details:
Equipment rentals are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. All equipment will be transported to the Legion for the clinic. Any extra gear will be made available to rent at the Legion prior to the outings. Harnesses and Helmets are available at no extra cost by Outdoor Skills And Thrills and the UMD. Limited supplies, so let us know exactly what you will need when you make your reservation. Boot, Crampon & Ice Axe rentals are provided by:
Outdoor Skills And Thrills – Thunder Bay
The Wilderness Supply – Thunder Bay
The University of Minnesota Duluth Recreational Sports Outdoors Program – Duluth
Costs:
Clinic Registration Fee: $25
(free Nipigon Ice Fest t-shirt included)

 

Equipment Rentals:
Harness – Free
Helmet – Free
Boots – $20
Crampons – $20
Ice Axes – $20
Full Package – $50
(Boots, Crampons, Ice Axes)
Unite – Learn – Explore!

 

After Submitting your Reservation: Each climber is required to fill out a Registration Form online. Please do this as soon as you’ve submitted your payment. This is to ensure we have all the information needed to provide you with the best possible experience and the properly fitted equipment.
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Policy Details
After Submitting your Reservation: Each climber is required to fill out a Registration Form online. Please do this as soon as you’ve submitted your payment. This is to ensure we have all the information needed to provide you with the best possible experience and the properly fitted equipment.
Equipment Rental: Equipment rentals are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. All equipment will be transported to the Legion for the clinic and distributed and the climber check-in Saturday morning. Any extra gear will be made available to rent at the Legion prior to the outings. Harnesses and Helmets are available at no extra cost by Outdoor Skills And Thrills and the UMD. Limited supplies, so let us know exactly what you will need when you register.
Rentals provided by:
Outdoor Skills And Thrills – Thunder Bay
The Wilderness Supply – Thunder Bay
The University of Minnesota Duluth Recreational Sports Outdoors Program – Duluth
Waiver FormYou will be required to sign our waiver form before commencing the program. Participants under the age of 18 will need their parent/guardian’s permission to complete registration. Minors who show up for an adventure or course without a properly signed waiver by their parent or legal guardian will not be allowed to participate. If you do not have access to a printer prior to the Ice Fest, we will have paper copies available upon your arrival at the check-in.
Transportation: Transportation is not included, so you will need to arrange a way to and from the climbing spot. If you are open to carpooling let us know and we can try to help you arrange this with the other participants at the climber’s check-in on Saturday.
Cancellation & Refund Policy: Once a booking is submitted, we hold a 50% non-refundable deposit of the total cost, and the full amount becoming non-refundable 14 days prior to the clinic. All requests for cancellations or date changes must be submitted in writing to info@outdoorskillsandthrills.com. Please notify us as soon as possible if you wish to make any changes to your reservation. We reserve the right to cancel any program due to weather or route conditions, guide health, or for any other reason deemed necessary by the Nipigon Ice Fest committee. In such cases, we are not responsible for expenses incurred by the client in connection with the trip such as airfare, car rental, equipment purchases, etc. By its very nature, climbing is an uncertain endeavor, and many factors can influence the outcome of a trip. Accordingly, once a trip begins, we are unable to offer refunds for weather related cancellations, or for trips that end prematurely due to weather, route conditions or circumstances within, or affecting, your group.
Health/Cancellation & Interruption Insurance: It is important to make sure that your current plan covers you in the case of an illness, accident, cancellation, or interruption prior to or during your trip; get extra coverage if necessary. In the case of a trip cancellation or interruption, we cannot be held responsible for expenses incurred by the client in connection with the trip such as airfare, car rental, equipment purchases, etc.
Drugs and Alcohol: No alcohol or drug use is allowed on our programs. We have a zero tolerance policy and no climbing is ever permitted under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Additional information

Select Clinic Type

Beginners, Intermediate, Mixed

Boots

Yes, No

Crampons

Yes, No

Ice Axes

Yes, No