20 Jun 2018

Conquer the Mountain Side with Via Ferrata Tours

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Are you looking for a unique way to experience the Rocky Mountains while staying in Banff? Why not hit the (iron) road! Via Ferrata tours are a must for thrill seekers, allowing participants to climb and traverse your way up the cliffs surround the Mt. Norquay ski area. Learn more about this one-of-a-kind experience below!

What is Via Ferrata?

Italian for “iron path”, via ferrata tours offer a protected climbing and mountaineering environment for guests to travel long the cliffside, guided (and secured) by a series of cables, fixed anchors, and a suspension bridge. Led by a highly experienced, ACMG-certified guide, you can rest at ease, knowing your gear keeps you attached to the rock face at all times.

What Fitness Level/Experience Do I Need?

Via Ferrata tours are a good fit for most activity levels, regardless of previous experience. Generally speaking, if you are able to safely ascend and descend a ladder, you should be capable of taking part in the tour. Please note, however, that for safety purposes, guests must be at least 12 years of age to participate.

What Will I See?

There are four different routes for climbers to explore, ranging in duration from 2.5-6 hrs in length. Each trip varies, but allows guests to head up pitches, cross the a suspension bridge, and enjoy scenic 360˚ views of Banff and the surrounding area.

Looking a Different Kind of Climb?

Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise are home to some of the world’s most favoured rock climbing spots. Banff Adventures offers Rock Climbing expeditions for enthusiasts of all experience levels. Contact us today to learn more!

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