Ice Factor Kinlochleven to reopen
Ice Factor Kinlochleven, the world’s largest indoor ice climbing facility located just south of Fort William, has confirmed it will reopen to the public on Friday March 18, 2016.
The £3.4 million facility, which is also designated the National Ice Climbing Centre, has been closed since July 29 due to extensive smoke damage caused by a fire in the sauna area of the 120-year-old building.
Annually attracting in excess of 100,000 visitors, climbers and adventure seekers come from throughout the UK and abroad to scale the 14-metre high ice walls that are designed to replicate winter climbing conditions.
Ice Factor also offers rock climbing for climbers of all standards on indoor walls and the chance to tackle an outdoor aerial adventure course complete with 50m swing.
Jamie Smith, owner of Ice Factor Kinlochleven, said: “It has taken almost eight months but after a huge effort by all of the team I’m proud to announce that an even bigger and better Ice Factor Kinlochleven will reopen on March 18.
“I’d like to thank our many customers for their patience and we now look forward to welcoming them back before Easter for loads of vertical fun.”