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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!

How Adrian Ballinger Brought the Via Ferrata to Lake Tahoe, California

World-renown high-altitude mountain guide and Alpenglow Expeditions founder, Adrian Ballinger, dreamed of bringing via ferrata to his home in Lake Tahoe, California for over a decade.
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Climbers on the Tahoe Via Ferrata at sunrise. One of the best Lake Tahoe adventures!

Via Ferrata, a New Style of Adventure

Born out of necessity during the World Wars, then developed into an adventurous family activity, Via Ferrata is taking North America by storm.
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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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Two climbers crossing a suspension bridge on the Tahoe Via Ferrata. One of the best Lake Tahoe adventures!

How Do Tahoe Via Ferrata Guides Manage Inherent Risk?

As Tahoe Via Ferrata guides, we are often asked the question, “Is this safe?” And, if we were to give you the short answer, it would be “NOPE!” because entering into any mountainous environment involves inherent risk.
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A climber traverses below a suspension bridge on the Tahoe Via Ferrata. One of the best Lake Tahoe adventures!

Why Fall is the Best Time to Climb the Tahoe Via

Written by Robert Kyte Now in our fifth season, the Tahoe Via Ferrata has quickly become a must-do adventure in the greater Lake Tahoe area. We’re incredibly proud to say…
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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!

Our Favorite Moments from the ’22 Tahoe Via Season

Written by Robert Kyte In just five seasons, the Tahoe Via Ferrata has become a staple on the list of must-do summer activities in the Lake Tahoe area. We’re proud…
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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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NEW ROUTE NOW OPEN – The Loophole

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…
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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…
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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…
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