Show someone you care – fling them off a cliff, stick them in a freezer and provide endless adrenaline– on the rocks!
Organising a stag or hen event can be intimidating. It’s a hugely important role of the Best Man or Best Maid, which should provide the basis for years of shared memories and laughs.
The usual suspects of orange-faced strippers, drunken nights in faceless towns, cattle herding on cheap flights to utilitarian EU cities (or paintball...) may come to mind. Don’t panic! There is another way…
If you really want an infinitely more memorable, high quality and adrenaline pumping Stag or Hen Weekend– bring your group to the UK’s Coolest Venue – The Ice Factor – The UK’s Premier Mountain Activity Centre.
Since our launch in 2003 we have played host to hundreds of Stag and Hen Weekends in the glorious highlands of Scotland (without a single sun bed tan in sight). The Ice Factor is a multi-award winning, 4 Star, AALA licensed Mountain Activity Centre, consistently one of the top 5 visitor destinations in the Highlands of Scotland.
We have a range of accommodation for Stag & Hen Groups – depending on the noise level of the group, we will either accommodate you in one of the local bunk houses or in one of the remote Iconic Cottages.
Groups seeking a more subdued or a more pampered Stag or Hen weekend are accommodated in the Isles or Holly Tree Hotels, both of which have health spa and swimming pool (supplement £75 per person).
Throughout, Ice Factor will arrange collection/departure and driver to ferry you around. You get here, we’ll do all the rest! The Ice Factor Bothan Climber’s Bar is usually a first night stop, featuring great range of highland ales and whiskey, freshly cooked meals from locally sourced, organic produce with live entertainment after 9pm. The famous Clachaig and King’s House Hotels are enduringly popular for the second night.
Arrive 1800 – Shown to your accommodation
Stag or Hen Drinks Mixer and outline of programme
Transport to Evening Meal & Bar
Collection – drop of at accommodation
0930-1030 Collection for Breakfast
Hearty Highland Breakfast, freshly brewed gourmet coffee.
Stag or Hen Rock Climbing & Abseiling on the UK’s highest articulated walls
Session begins with an introduction/refresher on movement and safety skills. Thereafter, the objective is push the grade and tackle progressively harder climbs, on the bouldering walls, the dedicated teaching bay or on the main lead climbing walls. Weather permitting we’ll make use of the 15m high outdoor climbing tower.
1300-1430 Stag or Hen Aerial Assault Course and Giant Swing on the UK’s Scariest Course
15m above the ground, this course is not for the faint hearted. The course is intimidating (especially with a hangover!), your guide will attach you to a safety lanyard and coach your group through the various aerial challenges
After a 15m abseil, the group are winched up 15m on the giant swing before being shot down and out – 3…2….1….AAARGH! (always a coat-hanger in the teeth moment for the instructing staff).
1500-1630 Stag or Hen Ice Climbing on the World’s Biggest Indoor Ice Climbing Walls
The Ice Factor indoor Ice Climbing Wall has no rival anywhere in the world. Nearly 450 tonnes of snow and ice to a height of 15m, with a variety of grades (from difficult to extreme) make up the World’s Biggest Indoor Ice Climbing Walls. You will be provided with all specialist equipment – Boots, Crampons, Ice Axes, Harness, Helmets and Belay devices. Please bring warm clothing with you and a thin pair of gloves.
1700 Sauna & Steam
Sweat out and chill out. One wet experience one dry followed by a shower will pep you up for your big Stag or Hen night out!
1800 Drinks in Bothan Bar– then delivery to accommodation
1900 Evening Meals and Drinks – Live Entertainment – Brigadoon! A superb evening in a great Highland Hostelry, the best way to celebrate your Stag or Hen special occasion.
0930-1030 Collection for Breakfast
Hearty Highland Breakfast – The Thank God’r! Freshly brewed gourmet coffee, full highland breakfast (ideal for the weary Stag or Hen reveler).
1030 Lost Valley, Glen Nevis, Polldubh Outdoor Climbing Session
Your guide will discuss the best itinerary, bearing in mind prevailing weather conditions (and the state of the Stag or Hen!). These days often involve a hike into a remote highland glen, crossing of the wire bridge to one of the biggest waterfalls in Scotland or rock climbing and abseiling in Polldubh. It’s your Stag or Hen Event, it’s a really special event and we’ll work with you to deliver exactly what you require / best suited to your Stag or Hen Group.
The outdoor climbing day is a demanding part of the Ultimate Stag or Hen Weekend, where you will be taught ‘trad placement’ and leader protection/belay construction, moving on climbs graded Very Difficult, Severe or harder.
Packed Lunch and return to the mini-bus.
The objective will be to ensure your nominated driver(s) are safely able to continue the journey home. We want your Stag or Hen do in the Scottish Highlands to be utterly memorable – but for all the right reasons! Your guide will aim to ensure your safety throughout your Stag or Hen party. If you wish to book an additional rest and recovery night please speak to your guide, we’ll be delighted to organize this for you (this is essential if you elect to do the Ben Nevis Climb).
We will provide the group with a movie/images of your utterly memorable Stag or Hen event –usually emailed within 1 week post event (please let us know if you need the images / movie sooner and we’ll endeavour to have the images ready for your departure).
Fully Inclusive Price for the Ultimate Stag or Hen Do in the Highlands of Scotland from £324 per person
Price Includes a full weekend/2 night event, accommodation, breakfast, lunch, evening meals, afternoon coffee/cake, mini-bus transportation around the local area, designated driver, entertainment, all activities and all specialist equipment.
Specific itineraries for the Ultimate Stag or Hen Party in the Scottish Highlands can be added to day two. Most popular are:
Distillery Tour Supplement £15 per person
A tour around one of the local distilleries (and of course the chance to sample the produce). Enduringly, popular with Stag and Hen Parties in the Highlands.
Fast Rib Sea Life Tour Supplement £40 per person
An absolute blast, feel the rush as you blast through the water at upto 60mph, the trip goes out into the firth of Lorne from Loch Leven. Frequent sightings of sea eagles, dolphins, minky whales and basking sharks is possible. A real bonus as part of the Ultimate Highland Stag or Hen Weekend.
Canyoning/Fun Yakking Adventure Supplement £40 per person
Canyoning on the local canyon at Onich, involves donning a wet suit, buoyancy aid, safety equipment and leaping, scrambling, plunging and soaking your way through the narrow gorge. An absolute blast for any Stag or Hen Weekend.
Fun Yakking is similar to white water canoeing, without requiring the same skill set. From the front of the Ice Factor you will equipped by the river guides and given a safety brief, before shooting off down the river Leven towards the Fjord like Loch Leven.
Wet and Wild Fun for the Ultimate Stag or Hen Event in the Highlands of Scotland.
Mountain Bike Adventure Supplement £40 per person
The Ice Factor is sandwiched between 2 ski centres – Glencoe Mountain to the south and Nevis Range to the North. Both offer exceptional downhill mountain biking.
For a less arduous day, a cycle on the Atlantic Coastal Path is not to be missed. Your group on the Ultimate Stag or Hen Weekend can take a leisurely cycle to the Dragon’s Tooth Golf Course, take in 9 holes on this incredibly scenic course, a light lunch and continue down the coastal path to the Holly Tree and Benderloch. Your Guide will arrange collection at the end of the day and return you to Ice Factor
Ben Nevis Adventure Supplement £45 per person (min 6 people)
Join an experienced Ice Factor Guide as you scale the UK’s highest mountain. This is an arduous and demanding hike, taking between 4 and 6 hours to get to the summit. Conditions can, and often are, wintry on any day of the year, so please arrive with a degree of fitness commensurate with your ambitions. What a glorious way to culminate your Ultimate Stag or Hen Weekend though!
We’re delighted to assist with organizing these activities for your Stag or Hen Party.
BOOK THE ULTIMATE STAG OR HEN EVENT NOW ! A 50% deposit is required before the event and the balance 2 weeks before the commencement of Ultimate Stag and Hen Party.
Please note, peak holiday periods of Half Term, Easter, May Bank Holiday Weekends, All of August and October Mid Term are invariably fully booked.
For further info on the Ultimate Stag or Hen Party in the Scottish Highlands please call 01855 831 100,
Show someone you care – fling them off a cliff, stick them in a freezer and provide endless adrenaline– on the rocks! The Ultimate Stag or Hen Weekend in the Glorious Highlands of Scotland.