Heli Hiking in Canada


From The Great Canadian Bucket List:
Via Ferrata (Italian for “iron road”) is a secure climbing route that allows you to clip safely into staples, using your caribiner and harness to climb in places even traditional climbers can appreciate. Originally developed in the Alps to help soldiers scale over mountains, via ferratas have become increasingly popular in mountain regions, and Canada is no exception. The longest via ferrata in North America is the Mount Nimbus summit, accessible for guests at its helicopter fly-in Bobbie Burns Lodge. As you scale along a sheer rock face along the spine of the mountain, relax knowing that all the iron rung ladders and the 60m-long rope suspension bridge is designed to take 10 times the amount of weight you’re putting on them. CMH, which runs 11 fantastic heli-ski lodges in the winter, have another via ferrata near its Bugaboos lodge called the Skyladder. Once again, the views are extraordinary, and hey, even your teenage kids can do it.

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