“Did an ice climbing week in Rjukan, Norway with Jake of Adventure Expertise in January 2019. It was great! Jake really does know his stuff and has infinite patience. As he knows the area well, he was able to tailor the climbing well, as our abilities improved throughout the week. Was a lovely mix of ‘cragging’ and multi-pitch climbing, with a bit of a confidence booster of just how strong Abalakov threads in ice are for abseiling from. Highly recommended.”
Charlene Gibson, February 2019
“I recently came back from an excellent week learning to lead water ice in Rjukan with Jake and my climbing buddy Charlene. After building up my skills leading in winter and summer conditions I wanted to gain confident on ice. The time in Norway was structured, progressive and delivered with expertise and patience. We drilled down into gear placement, setting up belays, safe and considered movement, technique and leading.”
Trace Sutton, February 2018
“Spent a week in Rjukan, Norway learning how to ice climb properly. Jake was absolutely first class, from providing different axes to try out and proper ice climbing crampons, to giving us practice drills to improve our movement on the ice. His instruction was clear and progressive, and I could feel improvements in my skills and confidence throughout the week (managed to top rope a WI4!). I managed to build up to leading my first pitch by the end of the week, which was great.
The logistics were all excellent – transfers to/from airport, accommodation and finding the best venues for what we wanted to do. I’d definitely do more trips with them and have no hesitation in recommending to anyone.”
Charlene Gibson, February 2018