Fire shuts climbing centre for weeks
AN ACTIVITY centre is expected to be shut for more than a month following a fire that has left tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage.
The blaze broke out at Ice Factor climbing centre last Wednesday afternoon and it is thought the damage will cost the centre more than £60,000.
Firefighters have determined that the fire had started accidentally in the sauna room of the climbing centre.
The £4.3million centre is the biggest indoor facility in the world.
So far, work to be done includes the restructure of 125 routes, replacement of the sauna area and resetting of 9,000 climbing holes.
A spokesman for the centre in Kinlochleven said: ‘The facility will be closed for at least a month. Fortunately the fire was contained to one area, but the smoke has caused an enormous amount more itself.BLAZE:damagethanthefire ’
firefighters outside the indoor climbing centre last week