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NEW ROUTE NOW OPEN – The Loophole

The Loophole follows the yellow and black line, climbing the lower half of the Tram Face.

We are officially welcoming The Loophole route to our Tahoe Via Ferrata roster! Along with the Skyline Traverse, Sundial Arete and the Great Escape, we now have a total of four routes on Tram Face.

Climb in 2.5 Hours

The Loophole is the marquee of the 2.5-hour tour and is a great adventure for people who don’t have 4 hours to go climbing with us. This option gives climbers the opportunity to climb the lower half of Tram Face in a…

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Modifications to Tahoe Via Guiding Operations

Via Ferrata Alpenglow Expeditions

Alpenglow Expeditions is committed to doing our part in the mitigation of COVID-19, as well as complying with local and state guidelines. Our reopening plan includes many modifications to how we’ll be conducting guiding operations on the Tahoe Via Ferrata in Squaw Valley. Modifications to how we guide rock climbing on Donner Summit, Lovers Leap, and the High Sierra will be very similar to the actions taken below, however here we’ll focus on what we’re doing to get back to climbing the Tahoe Via Ferrata.

Side Note: Our local operations on the Tahoe National…

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Tahoe Via is OPEN

Happy Opening Day: May 26, 2020!

Come climb with us!

We are so proud to announce that the Tahoe Via Ferrata is OPEN! With COVID-19 precautions in place, we are now running private 2.5-hr and 4-hr Via Ferrata tours at Squaw Valley in addition to private rock climbing sessions at Donner Summit. We can’t wait to climb with you!

Book a private 4-hr tour

Tahoe Via Pricing

Part of our COVID-19 re-opening plan is to limit our offerings to private climbs only, with no open-enrollment group options available. We slashed rates on private 2.5-hour and private 4-hour…

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When Can We Climb Again?

As the spring-like weather starts to melt out the snowpack in the Sierra Nevada, we’re getting excited for the upcoming sun-drenched climbing season. While our team is currently doing our part to shelter-in-place in the fight against COVID-19, we are also making plans looking forward to summer adventures. As soon as conditions allow, we’ll be reopening the Tahoe Via Ferrata to be your first option to get back to playing in the mountains of Lake Tahoe.

Developing Updated Operations Plans and Making Private Options Easier

Our operations team has been working diligently on plans to open cautiously with a socially distant version of…

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New Route on the Tahoe Via Ferrata

The new route on the Tahoe Via Ferrata is here and we let YOU name it!

The Tahoe Via Ferrata season is just around the corner, so the Alpenglow Expeditions team decided to bring our climbers an epic, new way to climb the Tahoe Via. The new route, the Loophole, is the best way to get the most amount of climbing in, with the least amount of hiking! The Loophole route on the Tahoe Via Ferrata is the perfect adventure for the whole family (yes, that means you too, Grandma and Grandpa!). We understand that families may not always have four…

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What Does Travis Ganong Think About the Tahoe Via Ferrata?

Travis Ganong Climbs the Tahoe Via Ferrata

Travis Ganong ventured up Lake Tahoe’s new Via Ferrata with his family in fall 2019. After an epic day out, he sat down with us to discuss his Tahoe Via family adventure.

Travis Ganong, born and raised in Truckee, CA, is an American World Cup alpine ski racer. His girlfriend, Marie-Michele Gagnon, is also a professional skier for the Canadian alpine ski team. Travis, Marie-Michele, and Travis’ parents all came to climb the Tahoe Via Ferrata for a fun day out with the family. Here’s what Travis’ had to say:

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Why is Tahoe Via a Great Fall Activity in Tahoe?

  

It’s that peculiar time in Tahoe past Labor Day when everyone seems to be worried about the “end of summer.” There’s a frenzy to squeeze in one more beach day at Donner Lake or one more mountain bike ride on the Flume Trail. But here at the Tahoe Via, we’re kind of wondering what everyone is getting so worked up about. After all, autumn is tied with spring and summer as our second favorite season (of course, winter is our first love!) September and October are prime for a good time: the Tahoe crowds dwindle, temps are pleasant, and…

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What is that Rock Climbing Thing at Squaw Valley?

The Tahoe Via Ferrata is Alpenglow Expeditions’ newest outdoor adventure. Tahoe’s Via Ferrata is located on the iconic Tram Face and serves as an epic Squaw Valley summer activity. The name Via Ferrata comes from Italian, meaning “Iron Road” and represents the path of permanent steel anchors and cables along a protected climbing route.

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Via Ferrata Sunrise Tour

Being up before the sun rises is not a usual occurrence for most, but when you make it happen, it never disappoints.

It is well-known that the Tahoe Via Ferrata is an epic Lake Tahoe attraction. The Tahoe Via Ferrata by Alpenglow Expeditions is one of the North Lake Tahoe activities that offers both climbing and hiking for people of all ages and skill levels. The Tahoe Via is a family friendly activity that offers an awesome adventure and unforgettable views.

While Tahoe Via operations don’t regularly start until well after the sun has risen, some staff got…

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