Outdoor Skills And Thrills
Outdoor Skills And Thrills
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Adrenaline & Extreme ToursClimbing Tours
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
Outdoor Skills And Thrills offers public/private Rock and Ice Climbing Guided Adventures and Courses throughout Northwestern Ontario. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran, big or small, young or old, the Outdoor Skills And Thrills team is always committed to providing a fun and challenging environment to anybody and everybody! All of the rock and ice climbing locations we will take you to have been specifically chosen for their breathtaking views and world class climbs. Outdoor Skills and Thrills guides are also some of the most energized in the region and truly enjoy working together with people of all ages and abilities. You will always be guided by our certified & insured, professional, friendly and passionate guides through an exciting and enjoyable experience in the best rock and ice climbing areas around Thunder Bay. No experience is required and all the technical climbing equipment is included. Join the Next Adventure with Outdoor Skills And Thrills!
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

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Jfitz0225
Toronto, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This was an awesome experience from start to finish. I went for a 2 days of ice climbing and wish I had stayed for more. Aric was clear on what to bring, where to be and what to expect. The time on the mountain/ice was great and the views were spectacular.

I can't wait to try it again!
Written October 17, 2022
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Aaa
Mississauga, Canada2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021
I can't comment on the actual climbing. I attempted to make a booking and enquired about his availabilities more than a month ago with no response. I noticed you could pay and book for the climbing adventures without choosing a date. I wanted to make sure the day I was available was ok with him. I messaged Aric on Instagram, via email, and tried calling him several times over the course of a few weeks. I initially assumed the tours were on pause, hence the lack of response, but saw that he has definitely been active posting on Instagram and seen my message but chosen to ignore it. While the activity looks amazing, I wouldn't suggest you book this tour knowing he may simply choose to ignore messages.
Written October 3, 2021
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Natalie C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 • Couples
Aric provided the perfect intro to sport climbing experience. He was extremely knowledgeable and encouraging, and always put safety first. Highly recommend to anyone looking to start climbing outdoors!
Written September 21, 2020
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Heather
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020 • Solo
Excellent! I had a great time! Aric was extremely patient, positive and very encouraging. As a beginner I completely trusted him throughout the entire process. Such a great time! I would absolutely recommend this and I’ll be back!!!
Written August 16, 2020
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mansi v
Ahmedabad, India3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020 • Friends
Aric is an awesome instructor he made the whole experience enjoyable and we enjoyed every minute of it. He is knowledgeable enough to make you feel comfortable even for the first timers. Very professional and took care of the current guidelines by public health of social distancing and sanitizing. He has a very positive and energetic aura that is very infectious.. thank you for an experience we will always remember and will be back for some more
Written July 4, 2020
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Myles S
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
During my hiking trip to Thunder Bay and the surrounding area I was super excited when I got reccomended this rock climbing expirence from a friend. I have to admit though that going into this I have very minimum rock climbing experience and was a bit nervous to do my first climb outside of a rock climbing gym.

Upon arrival Aric was such a professional and also a sweetheart all at the same time. He clearly explained everything, every step of the way and really felt like he put my safety was put above everything else. I felt so comfortable learning the ropes from him and felt so confident making my first climb after his guidance. During the climb he is such a cheer leader and it really motivated me so much when I got in my head at a few thrilling parts.

After finishing the climb I felt like my body was vibrating. It was one of the most amazing experiences I have even been apart of. I could not reccomend this more to anyone interested in getting themselves out of their comfort zones. I felt like the experience taught me so much more beyond my physical limits but also my physoclogical limits.

Also as a size note the area is breath taking and from the top of Dorian Tower it will leave you speachless.
Written June 30, 2020
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Shelley M
Niagara Falls, Canada39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Aric and his belaying team Isabel and Dena were amazing! What a fantastic and positive crew, and don't forget his adorable goldie Summit. Aric's attention to safety is top notch and his team's instruction allowed me to scale the steepest portion of the frozen falls on the first attempt. The group of adventurous women that were there to learn to climb with me were fabulous! I highly recommend trying Ice climbing with Outdoor Skills and Thrills! Sending love from NomadicShelley
Written March 4, 2020
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Alex R
Boston, Massachusetts3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
Our group of 5 adults went on the Dorion Tower adventure with Aric and one of his colleagues who assisted in belaying. Both were incredibly nice, interested in chatting, willing to explain anything, and entirely professional. They made the experience so easy and fun. We loved the climb, views, and semi-challenging hike to the spot. The entire group was also smitten with his dog Summit who joined for the adventure. The only thing more I could have asked was for a little additional pre-information to be given such as length of outing and conditions to get there since our low sitting car wasn't really appropriate for the road. Overall, though, it was one of the highlights of our time in the Thunder Bay area, and if we're ever back in the winter, we will plan to try ice climbing with Outdoor Skills and Thrills next!
Written July 9, 2019
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Clintmarumali
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Solo
Just got back from Dorion day trip n climb with Aric. Fricken legend. Knows the place well is super chilled but also professional.My best day in Canada. Cheers bud
Written June 16, 2019
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JustinMRanta
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Friends
I had an incredibly epic adventure climbing in Orient Bay with Aric and a first class gang of individuals! Walking up to the tremendous ice wall was breathtaking, I'm sure I took a minute of slack-jawed wonder gazing at the frozen waterfall we intended to climb. Being my first ever ice climb I had some butterflies going into it, but Aric settled my insecurities within the first few minutes! He takes great care to go over all the aspects of safety and ensures you're comfortable with the concepts before taking on the ice! The man truly loves what he does and it shows! Very professional, very satisfied, very keen to get out again!
Written December 18, 2018
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Thanks so much Justin for taking the time to leave such wonderfully positive feedback and amazing review! Truly had a blast taking you out climbing and glad you had such a great experience, can't wait for our next adventure together ;)
Written January 8, 2019
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