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Outdoor Skills And Thrills

Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 5J5, Canada
+1 807-472-4742
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Ice Fest 2018

We had a great time at Ice Fest in Nipigon! Aric and his crew did an awesome job from start to... read more

Reviewed March 7, 2018
Karina A
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Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Beginners Ice Climbing Adventure at Kama

My girlfriend and I decided to give ice climbing a go and signed up for the Beginners Ice Climbing... read more

Reviewed January 26, 2018
Derek C
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Calgary, Canada
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Outdoor Skills And Thrills based out of Thunder Bay offers Rock and Ice Climbing Guided Adventures and Courses in Northwestern Ontario. If you're a novice ready to learn the fundamentals and experience the joy of climbing, and intermediate looking to improve your climbing skills, or an expert trying to find the best climbs in Northwestern Ontario, join Outdoor Skills And Thrills for an unforgettable experience in one of the most up-and-coming climbing destinations in Canada! Our objective is to help grow a larger community of climbers and adventure seekers who are safe, skilled, knowledgeable, and passionate to share their love for the outdoors with others and to live life to the fullest.
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Hours Today: 12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

We had a great time at Ice Fest in Nipigon! Aric and his crew did an awesome job from start to finish. Very organized and professional. I really appreciate how helpful everyone is. The weather also cooperated - it was a great weekend.

Thank Karina A
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Aric F, Owner at Outdoor Skills And Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thank you so so much for leaving your awesome feedback and wonderful review Karina! Super happy you had a great time, it was awesome having you there to enjoy the fun :) You rock!!!!

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Reviewed January 26, 2018

My girlfriend and I decided to give ice climbing a go and signed up for the Beginners Ice Climbing Adventure at Kama. We arrived at the parking lot and were met by Aric with a smile and a high five. He distributed all the necessary...More

Thank Derek C
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Aric F, Owner at Outdoor Skills And Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2018

Thanks Derek!! What a beautifully written re-cap and look into how your experience was! What a fun adventure it was, and so psyched you had such a great and memorable experience :) Live the dream my friend, it's time to go climb!!!

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Reviewed December 10, 2017

For having zero climbing experience we managed to have a blast, and felt very comfortable at the beginners climbing adventure! Aric (and staff) is very friendly and knowledgable. Great full day outing. I would highly recommend outdoor skills and thrills to anyone wanting to try...More

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Aric F, Owner at Outdoor Skills And Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded December 13, 2017

We're so psyched you had such a wonderful experience for your first time climbing!! Thanks for taking the time to write a review and sharing with the world :) Can't wait for our next adventure together!!

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Reviewed October 23, 2017

We spent the day with Paul. Made us feel safe and stay safe whether we wanted our helmets on or not! There was ample time for everyone to get tired out by the rock. The pics he took were from angles we'd never think of....More

Thank Ashley W
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Aric F, Owner at Outdoor Skills And Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2017

Thanks so much for the awesome feedback Ashley! Really glad you had such a fun time with Paul and a super safe experience ;) Wahoo!!

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Reviewed June 4, 2017 via mobile

Aric ( founder, climbing guide, and author of 'Thunder Bay Climbing ') is an amazing teacher! He is a very experienced climber and a great motivator and teacher to learn from. All of my climbing clinics were such great learning experiences and just great times...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2017

Hey Aric, I just wanted to let you know that MJ and I had an awesome time Ice Climbing with you and your team last March! Not only were you very professional throughout the day but it was clear that you have a true passion...More

Thank Alex N
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Aric F, Owner at Outdoor Skills And Thrills, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2017

Hi Alex and MJ! I'm so glad that you two had an awesome time ice climbing with Outdoor Skills And Thrills! We had such a fantastic time showing you both a fun and safe experience climbing outdoors in this beautiful region, and it was a...More

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Reviewed March 17, 2017

We had a group of four completely inexperienced ice climbers and we all had blast. Aric makes you feel like you can do anything. Amazingly priced and an awesome experience. Highly recommended 😊😊

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Reviewed January 3, 2017

Yesterday, all of my ice princess dreams came true! Biiiig ups to Aric at Outdoor Skills and Thrills for taking us out Ice Climbing at Kamma Bay. My first and definitely not my last ice climb. Highly, highly, highly recommend. I strongly encourage– no, I...More

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Reviewed August 22, 2016

We recently visited Thunder Bay for the first time, and wanted to incorporate some climbing into our itinerary. We are not experienced enough to climb on our own, so after researching the climbing guides in the area, we chose Outdoor Skills & Thrills. And we...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2016

Our 3 teenaged daughters, my husband and I all climbed with Aric on the 4th of July. It was the highlight of our first trip to Canada! Aric is so enthusiastic and had great attention to detail and to safety. It was an awesome introduction...More

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