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A Lake Tahoe rock climbing guide walks down the mountain road with her group to start climbing the Tahoe Via Ferrata. One of the best Lake Tahoe adventures!
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Adrian Ballinger on a suspension bridge on the Tahoe Via Ferrata at Palisades Tahoe in Olympic Valley. One of the best Lake Tahoe adventures!

Valleys of Luxury – How to Pamper Yourself in Nevada County

For the adventurous souls, conquer your fear of heights or simply test your limits by booking a private tour at the Tahoe Via Ferrata.
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Two climbers on the Tahoe Via Ferrata waving to the camera during sunrise. One of the best Lake Tahoe adventures!

4 Essential Summer Adventures in Northern California

The Daredevil Adventure: Tahoe Via Ferrata
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A female rock climbing guide walking to the base of the Tahoe Via Ferrata with a family. One of the best Lake Tahoe adventures!

Alpenglow Expeditions Via Ferrata at Palisades Tahoe set to reopen for season May 31

Alpenglow Expeditions, a leading adventure travel company founded by world renowned mountaineer, Adrian Ballinger, announces, May 31, as the opening day of its Via Ferrata at Palisades Tahoe.
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A biker riding on the Truckee River bike path on the way to the Tahoe Via Ferrata.

Finding Nature on a Bike Commute

In the summer, I work as a guide at the via ferrata, a protected climbing route, on the famed rock face known as Tram Face in Olympic Valley. I love the chance to get my blood flowing before a day on the rock.
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Crossing the monkey bridge on the Tahoe Via Ferrata


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. After Travis Ganong climbed the Tahoe Via in 2019, he sat down with us to discuss his family adventure. Here’s what Travis had to say:
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What Is a Via Ferrata & the 11 Best Spots to Try It in the US

What Is a Via Ferrata & the 11 Best Spots to Try It in the US

In this guide, we’ll answer this question and many others—including what gear to bring for via ferrata—and suggest 11 epic courses to visit across the US.
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A competitor running during the Broken Arrow Skyrace on the Tahoe Via Ferrata.

First North American Via Ferrata To Be Featured in a World-Class Running Event, The Broken Arrow Skyrace

The Tahoe Via Ferrata is now featured in the Broken Arrow Skyrace’s Iron Face Challenge, which travels 5.75 miles and climbs approximately 2,000 vertical feet.
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We’re Open and Operating here at the Tahoe Via!

While the Caldor Fire is not quite extinguished, evacuation orders have been lifted for most of our friends in South Lake Tahoe and the West Shore of Tahoe. With that…
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