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Donnieturtle
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PostThu Mar 31, 2022 12:12 pm 
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.

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seawallrunner
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PostThu Mar 31, 2022 12:51 pm 
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

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forest gnome
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PostSun Apr 10, 2022 10:15 pm 
Is this the hikes where you only drink coffee and purge/cleanse for 3 days?..

Extra baby wipes..& pack em out!..

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Chief Joseph
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PostTue Apr 12, 2022 2:06 pm 
Ya, don't forget your coffee gnome, remember that one trip where you had to high tail it back to town because you forgot your coffee? Glad I'm not that addicted like many of these Seattleites.   winksmile.gif

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PostFri Apr 15, 2022 3:42 pm 
I did the Rotstock via ferrata in the Bernese Overland of Switzerland a few years back.
Highly recommend.
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
The best view of the day, on the walk to Eigergletscher Station from Kleine Scheidegg
Nearing the start
Nearing the start
The start (the first ladder is visible in the center of the image)
The start (the first ladder is visible in the center of the image)
On route
On route
On route
On route
The final traverse looking toward the summit.
The final traverse looking toward the summit.
On route
On route
The final ladder
The final ladder
The summit view
The summit view

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PostSat Apr 16, 2022 7:25 am 
I was thinking of putting one up mt index so anybody could do the traverse.

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coldrain108
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PostSat Apr 16, 2022 3:10 pm 
Kletter weg - ladder way

The German/Austrian version.  I've done one in the Kleinwalsertal, my relatives have a restraurant and an "RV" park in Riezlern.

https://www.kleinwalsertal.com/en/Activities/Summer/Climbing

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forest gnome
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PostThu Apr 21, 2022 9:59 pm 
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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