Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata provides exhilarating views you have to experience! 

Via Ferrata (or “klettersteig” in German-speaking nations) is a relatively young pursuit here in North America. But in Europe, its history dates back over a century. While the first via ferrata routes were built to access popular mountain summits more easily, most protected routes in the Alps were a result of military construction.

During World War I, the armies of Austria-Hungary, Italy and France manned mountain positions in the areas of the Dolomites and the French-Swiss Alps. Military engineers built ladder routes, underground tunnels and hanging bridges to increase the efficiency of troop movements over mountainous terrain.



• Choose an Adventure date that’s best for you.

• Please check the calendar via the Book Now button to check which days we run this adventure.

• Gear up! If you already have the gear that’s great…..if not you can rent everything from Escape Route. Don’t forget you get 15% off rentals if you book a tour with MSAA!

• Book yourself onto an Adventure using our online booking system!

• Book a Private Adventure and we can work around your plans.

Did you know we also run many different Adventures! Check out our Adventures page for more details!

Via Ferrata Whistler

Ability: Beginner

Duration: 4 Hours

Fitness: Good

Location: Whistler

Feel the exhilaration of climbing to the top of Whistler Peak with the safety of a professional guide and specialized climbing equipment. 

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Via Ferrata Squamish

Ability: Beginner

Duration: 1.5 Hours

Fitness: Average

Location: Squamish

A thrilling adventure and no experience is needed. You are clipped into a safety cable and use rungs that make it as easy as climbing a ladder.

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