Tordrillo Mountain Lodge is happy to present the first via ferrata course in Alaska. After arriving by helicopter, climbers use iron rungs,1,200 feet of cable, and suspended bridges between arêtes to scale the course’s 900 vertical feet of climbing. The best part? No experience is necessary.
Get ready for a fun way to climb—no experience required.
Italian for “iron path,” a via ferrata is a steel cable climbing route affixed to a mountainside. The cable is taut and secured to the mountain face every three to 30 feet. The first routes were utilized during WWI to move troops around the Dolomites in Italy. Modern via ferratas are popular across the Alps as a safe way to experience high mountain climbing and are gaining popularity around the world. Tordrillo Mountain Lodge provides helmets, lanyards, and expert guides to lead you through the course.
Ready to visit an area few people have walked—let alone climbed? The adventure will begin with a helicopter ride from Tordrillo Mountain Lodge to the start of the climb, 4,000 feet above sea level. Climbers use two carabiners to fix themselves to the cable, unclipping one at a time at specific anchor points. Along the way, you’ll find multiple scenic viewpoints to pull off, rest, and take in the vast views across the Triumvirate Glacier to the Tordrillo Mountains. At the top of the route, our helicopter pilot will be waiting to whisk guests back to the lodge where more adventure awaits.
“All of it serves as a launchpad for the supersize recreation that awaits in the Alaskan bush and the requisite decompressing that follows… It’s not just fly-fishing, it’s heli-fly-fishing. It’s not just hiking, it’s walking on the state’s third largest glacier. They’re not just cocktails, they’re margaritas made with 2,000-year-old glacial ice…The opportunities are many; the agenda is up to the guest.”
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