Ice Factor

Adventure Activities


Welcome to the Ice Factor – the National Centre for Ice Climbing and the UK’s Premier Mountain Activity Centre.

Since opening in 2003, Ice Factor, Kinlochleven has become synonymous with action packed adventure and family fun.

Whether you are a gnarly, experienced mountaineer, a foot weary walker off the West Highland Way, a youth group, stag-hen party or family and friends looking for an amazing day out, Ice Factor is the perfect place to have fun as you practice, train and learn every conceivable mountaineering skill. Or you may simply choose to kick back in the sauna and bar!

Home of the Biggest Indoor Ice Climbing arena in the World! and with an average of 130,000 annual visitors, we’ve probably introduced more people to the thrill of ice climbing than anywhere on the planet.

Little wonder Ice Factor Kinlochleven ranks amongst the Top 5 visitor attractions in the Highlands of Scotland (source: Visit Scotland Tourism Monitor 2007) and is now a must visit attraction for any visitor to the picturesque West Highlands.

At Ice Factor our vision and daily mission is to make adventure sports universally accessible and fun you may say the democratization of adventure! So, part of our giant indoor (partly frozen) toy box includes the world’s biggest indoor ice climbing wall, the UK’s highest/articulated overhanging rock climbing wall and a world class dedicated teaching and instruction facility.

Whether a regular visitor or experiencing our world class facility for the first time, our highly qualified and incredible staff are on hand 7 days a week to teach you the core skills and to ensure your safety.

Today, we are one of the biggest Outdoor Mountaineering Course Providers in the UK.

We’ve also augmented our exceptional indoor rock climbing training and instructor facility, built a new bouldering area (rated by Scottish rock climbing icon, Dave MacLeod, as the best bouldering wall in the UK), added the awesome (and adrenaline pumping) outdoor aerial adventure course, expanded our shop and increased our cafe, bar and bistro.

It’s all part of our journey to become the world’s favourite indoor (and outdoor) adventure centre.

And at Ice Factor Kinlochleven, we never forget our business is all about YOU!

So if you want a family, fun-filled adventure break and / or to learn / improve your mountaineering skills, we look forward to giving you a warm welcome to Ice Factor the coolest location in the Scottish highlands!

Facilities & Useful Information

Mon: 09:00 - 18:00, Tue: 09:00 - 22:00, Wed: 09:00 - 18:00, Thu: 09:00 - 22:00, Fri - Sun: 09:00 - 18:00
Prices from £15... Visit our website for full details.
Assisted Wheelchair Access
Internet Access
WIFI free
Car Parking
Credit / Debit Cards
Children Welcome
Pets Welcome
Drying Facilities
Special Diets Catered For
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Suitable for Families
Suitable for a rainy day

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