Kinlochleven () (Scottish Gaelic: Ceann Loch Lìobhann) is a village located in Lochaber, in the Scottish Highlands and lies at the eastern end of Loch Leven. To the north lie the Mamores ridge; to the south lie the mountains flanking Glen Coe.
The village was formed from two previously separate small communities – Kinlochmore to the north of the River Leven in Inverness-shire and Kinlochbeg to the south of the Leven in Argyll – following the construction of an aluminium smelter and associated housing for its employees. The processing plant was powered by a hydroelectric scheme situated in the mountains above, and made Kinlochleven the first village in the world to have every house connected to electricity, coining the phrase "The Electric Village". In 1991, the village (according to annual census returns) had just over 1000 inhabitants in some 420 households. Today it is a notable tourist destination and centre for mountain pursuits.
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Steve Butterworth | Apr 2, 2018
Really great climbing centre, had a few sessions here with the trainers, it's staffed with knowledgeable climbers and they do encourage you to do your best. As you can imagine, there are quite a few tall routes and a dedicated bouldering room, there is also an ice room, where you can climb up an ice wall! The cafe and shop are well stocked and there is lots of parking available. Great time to be had by all.
Mel Mcgregor | Apr 6, 2018
Tom was an awesome instructor! And we had so much fun!! We are both climbers but this was super different and so worth doing. If we are ever back in town, we will be back for another go!
Sam Stratford | Nov 25, 2017
Enjoyed ice climbing instruction with Anne Rebecca. Really good morning, her expectations made me climb higher. She was observant the whole time giving helpful personalised feedback, and remembered the issues of being a beginner. Went the extra mile and wrote out some other places we might like to visit. Thanks Anne.
nadia binning | Jun 5, 2017
Had a day outdoor rock climbing with Pete yesterday and it was fab! The views were amazing and it was such a great experience for us 4 beginners! Pete on the other hand was exceptional. He took his time and explained it all to us and was nothing but patient! I was absolutely petrified and he was so calming and reassuring throughout! The day would not have been the same without Pete🌟
Lauren Spoors | Jul 27, 2017
I came here last week with a group who were all really keen to do some rock climbing - I wasn't quite so keen, being scared of heights. Our instructor, Mark, was great - really enthusiastic and positive even when faced with a scaredy cat like myself. I've already recommended this place to friends who climb. Thanks for as pleasant an experience as I could hope for when facing my fears! :)
Barry McD | May 31, 2018
Very friendly and helpful staff. Cafe reasonably priced with a decent selection. I didn't use the climbing facilities but the folk using them appeared to be having a blast. Toilets very clean and modern. Overall it appears that the staff who work there enjoy it and that is passed onto the customer.
Rory Condon | May 23, 2018
Went for a 1 hr introductory ice climbing session. Great experience from booking in the morning a couple of hours before, to the session itself with spot on advice from Tom. The hour went fast, but was probably about right as my aching forearms would have struggled with much more!
Amy B | Jul 25, 2018
Loved our ice climbing taster session. It was a really small group - just 3 of us - so we got a lot of personalized instruction. One of our favorite experiences from our time in Scotland. Pro tip: they sell cheap gloves in their shop and the ice climbing room is maybe 40 degrees Fahrenheit so you can easily get away with wearing just a sweatshirt and long pants.
Liam Challis | Jul 6, 2018
Ice wall was great fun. Totally different to rock climbing. Definitely recommend the 2.5 hour session though as I don't think an hour would be enough.
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