Mountain Network Heerenveen is located in the Abe Lenstra Stadium in Heerenveen. It is Friesland’s mountain sports center. The climbing gym adds a 15-meter-high climbing wall that has 38 climbing ropes, altitude trail and bouldering wall. Visitors here are given extensive climbing opportunities and solid overhang.
Mountain Nework Heerenveen opened its doors to people who want to have a view of Friesland’s mountain and climbing sports on September 7, 2014. On this day, the mountain offered free climbing clinics for everyone. Climbers who could climb on their own were given free admission and allowed to register for a workshop bouldering.
Additionally, a day was spent providing various climbing demonstrations that include Mountain Club talents. The climbing center is an initiative of the De Freisland Zorgverzekeraar, ROC Friesland College, SC Heerenveen and the city of Heerenveen.
What to Expect
Mountain Network Heerenveen provides various climbing courses, group outings like children’s party on the climbing wall and climbing competitions. The center has in place several rooms for business meetings and presentations. Along with its extensive catering facilities and outdoor offerings, the center is the best starting point to experience a successful evening climb, team building event or a sports day.
Apart from the different climbing packages, the center organizes activities in Oranjewoud and Nannewijd in cooperation with Tjaarda, a hotel and restaurant. These activities include scooter rides, GPS, archery, canoeing, abseiling from Le Belvedere and team building games. Also, the mountain sports center has a bergsportcafe where guests can enjoy a day meal or a snack and drink.
Those who will take part in expeditions should join a preparatory meeting to know about training, clothes, travel route and fitness. Also, the meeting will let them know the other people who will be with them in the expedition. Dutch expedition leaders, AAGM/UIAGM mountain guides lead the expeditions. For every expedition, noncommittal information evenings are organized.
Education institutions come up with an innovative interpretation of Dutch sports day, climbing gym class or school camp. The curriculum may also include structural inclusion of outdoor activities and mountaineering. Mountain Nework Heerenveen education is focused on both giving fun to the students and helping them acquire skills, competencies and knowledge.
Mountain Network Heerenveen cooperates with the Dutch Climbing and Mountaineering Association to offer training for sport climbing companion to give trainees the qualification to be in another group climbing classes to teach. To offer safe climbing lesson, a person should undergo lessons including Indoor Toprose Court, Sport Climbing Attendant and Training Course. This plan is aimed at giving lessons on top rope indoor climbing in a school situation. This climbing allows students be acquainted with climbing in a safe and fun way.
How to Get There
Through the A50, A28 and A32 go to exit 11 Heerenveen/ Oranjewoud. Turn left at the junction and then move to the first right. Travel through this road until you see the stadium on the left. You can park your car in front of that stadium. Mountain Nework Heerenveen is open on Wednesdays (1pm to 11 pm), Fridays (3pm to 11pm), Saturdays (9am to 6pm) and Sundays (1pm to 6pm).