I just found out about Via Ferrata hikes, and I am very interested in getting into it. But I would like to have someone who has done it before to go with me my first time whom I can ask some gear and safety questions, or even just someone that can give me some pointers as I get into it.
Sea to Sky gondola in Squamish has a via ferrata and also guided tours for beginners.
Challenge - itís in British Columbia. But not too far of a drive, and the views on the way are not too shabby either.
Thereís a via ferrata in Whistler as well
I did the Rotstock via ferrata in the Bernese Overland of Switzerland a few years back.
The downside was that the route was enveloped in fog from the Eigergletscher Station upward (no expansive views).
The upside is I had the whole route to myself.
The best view of the day, on the walk to Eigergletscher Station from Kleine Scheidegg
Nearing the start
The start (the first ladder is visible in the center of the image)
I once forgot my pants..group hike..had some bug netting pants..and a grungy pair of hiking shorts saved the day..
The group was very happy I was the slowest hiker...
You missed that storm in the wallows too chief...
We decided to leave a bit early next day after a morning with no kaffee...should always have chocolete covered expresso beans for backup!!
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