Via Ferrata Whistler: Your Perfect Intro To Rock Climbing This Summer

Whistler naturally attracts people who love the outdoors. And that love comes in varying degrees ranging from having your lunch among 700-year-old old-growth rainforest or morning yoga by the lake, right the way up to spending a weekend alone in the BC backcountry.

Wherever you fall on that spectrum, if you’re looking for new ways to explore the outdoors, rock climbing should be on your radar; and there is no better place to get acquainted with the thrill of conquering peaks than on the incredible Whistler Via Ferrata tour with Mountain Skills Academy and Adventures.

What is the Via Ferrata Whistler?

Via Ferrata is Italian for “Iron Road”, a series of permanently fixed metal rungs that help climbers scale a rock face without needing any prior rock climbing experience. Using a climbing harness and safety cables, participants of the Whistler Via Ferrata climb their way from mid-way on “the saddle” to the 2160m summit of Whistler Mountain.

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Whistler Via Ferrata may not be something you’ve ever hear of, but the tour and its operators (Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures) have been in Whistler since the early days of the resort leading thousands of visitors to find their love for the mountains. Via Ferrata is often the first taste of rock climbing and mountaineering for many, but it’s very rarely the last.

Who should climb the Via Ferrata Whistler: Anyone with good physical fitness. The Whistler Via Ferrata is designed for people with no rock climbing experience who want the same exhilaration and epic views.

What to take on the Via Ferrata WhistlerTake your camera. Whether it’s a compact camera or just your phone (safely secured in a pocket or bag), you’re not going to want to miss taking envy-inducing Facebook or Instagram photos. Also bring snacks, water, light gloves, and sunglasses and sunscreen.

Book the Via Ferrata Whistler

Whistler Via Ferrata dates: 7 days a week, June – September. Weekend tours offered until October 13.

Price: $129.00 – Adult, $119.00 – Youth (18 and under), $499.00 – Family (2 adults, 2 youth), $649.00 – Private Family (for ages 13yrs and younger)

A lift ticket for Whistler Blackcomb is required for this tour.

To book the Whistler Via Ferrata visit mountainskillsacademy.com/trips/whistler-via-ferrata-tour. Guests at the Summit Lodge can also stop by the front desk and our reservations team will be happy to make the booking for you.

Have fun and share your photo with us using #SummitLodge on Twitter and Instagram.