Something I’ve learned about myself is that I rarely turn down an opportunity for adventure. When Kicking Horse Mountain calls and wants you to climb Terminator Peak and cross a swaying suspension bridge, you go.


But this was no ordinary climb, this type of climb is called “Via Ferrata” which means “iron path” in Italian. I have done these types of climbs before but this one is positioned as most exhilarating Via Ferrata in Western Canada. We did the ASCENSION Route, which is the full route to the peak. It did not disappoint.

From Kicking Horse’s website: “465 meters of pure bliss! Starting off the ridge-line dividing the Rocky Mountain trench from the Purcell range, and exiting at the top of Terminator Peak, the ASCENSION Route is a truly unique beast. From the climbers’ mouth, this course is one of the most technical & scenic in North America. Discover our signature “Guts Bridge” and stand on top of the world, feeling that you summited a giant!


Via Ferrata Gallery

Interested in seeing how something like this comes together? Kicking Horse Mountain put together a video series of the making of the Via Ferrata:

Learn more about Kicking Horse Mountain’s Via Ferrata climb here.


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