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What to Expect: A Day on the Tahoe Via Ferrata

A day on the Tahoe Via Ferrata begins and ends at our offices in the Village at Squaw Valley. You’ll arrive at your scheduled start time (book online) to grab a few pieces of gear and meet your climbing guide.

 

The Beast

Within 30 minutes you’ll be hopping in “The Beast” to get a short open-air shuttle ride to the start of the routes. Once at the bottom of the Via Ferrata your guide will go through an informational review on how to use the cable system while climbing.

 

 

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To date, the 2018-19 winter season has brought 682” of snow to the upper elevations at Squaw Valley, home of the Tahoe Via Ferrata. While this incredible winter was more than welcomed by skiers and riders, it has buried the Tahoe Via Ferrata. Fortunately, the southern exposure of the Skyline Traverse and eastern exposure of the Sundial Arête should allow for the routes to melt out fast and, as soon as conditions allow, Tahoe Via guides be getting out on the Via Ferrata! Our first order of business is re-installing sections of cable that were removed for…

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Via Ferrata routes have been popular in Europe and Canada for many years, and for good reason. The experience brings the exposure and fun of technical rock climbing into the realm of every-day fun seekers, without needing any prior experience.

Via Ferrata, Italian for “iron road,” originated during the first and second World Wars. In order to aid troops in crossing the high peaks and passes of the Alps, the rock was retrofitted with steel ladder rungs and cables. The system allowed higher numbers of troops to travel efficiently through technical terrain. The steel “aids” made the challenging terrain

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