Onto the iron rings, from which the activity derives its Italian name, and we were gaining some serious elevation. Dense white clouds folded over the mountain beneath us. My heart pounded; adrenaline spiked. By the time we made it to the summit, I was worn out—but I still wanted to go back and do it all again.
Note: Although it might be tempting to seek out the ladders for yourself, Via Ferrata adventures in Canada must be guided. Our guide, Matt, was an incredible asset on this adventure.
Overnight Hike to Garibaldi Lake & Taylor Meadows
Just over the peak of Whistler Mountain lies Garibaldi Provincial Park. The turquoise gem in this wilderness area is Garibaldi Lake, which we decided to hike to and spend the night camping near.