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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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Braden Mayfield rock climbing in Lake Tahoe

THE INSIDE SCOOP ON THE VIA FERRATA WITH BRADEN MAYFIELD

An interview with guide, Braden Mayfield, talks about his experience and thoughts about guiding the Tahoe Via Ferrata
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A family of climbers on the Tahoe Via Ferrata Palisades Tahoe and Olympic Valley, CA. One of the best Lake Tahoe adventures!

What to Expect: A Day on the Tahoe Via Ferrata

A day on the Tahoe Via Ferrata begins and ends at our offices in the Village at Palisades Tahoe. You’ll arrive at your scheduled start time to grab a few pieces of gear and meet your climbing guide.
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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 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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A climber on a traverse climbing the Tahoe Via Ferrata during the summer. One of the best Lake Tahoe adventures!

Via Ferrata March 2023 Operations Update

As you may have heard, Lake Tahoe has had a record breaking winter according to the Central Sierra Snow Lab. This makes the 2022/2023 winter season the second snowiest winter…
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The Palisades Tahoe Tram ascending the cables above the Tahoe Via Ferrata. One of the best Lake Tahoe adventures!

Locals’ Day Recap on the Tahoe Via

Written by Robert Kyte On October 7th, in celebration of the 5th Anniversary of the Tahoe Via Ferrata, Alpenglow hosted a Locals’ Day on the Via, offering free climbing excursions…
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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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