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The Renaming of Mount Blue Sky and Why it Matters

On September 15, 2023, a chapter closed, and a new one began in Colorado’s history. After years of discussion and collaboration, the U.S. Board on […]

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8 Reasons Why a Via Ferrata or Ziplining Adventure is the Perfect Spring Break Activity

Spring break is a time to break free from the routine, soak up some sunshine, and create memories that last a lifetime. While the allure […]

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Colorado’s Top 10 Ice Climbing Spots

Colorado’s mountains, cliffs, and rugged landscapes aren’t just for summer adventures; ice-clad and frozen, they offer thrill seekers a unique winter adventure. Ice climbing, an […]

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The Holiday Gift Guide for Climbers

The holiday season is upon us, and if you have a friend or family member who’s a traditional climber or a Via Ferrata enthusiast, you’re […]

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Understanding the Schall Via Ferrata Rating Scale

One of the great things about a Via Ferrata course is that it makes technical climbs more accessible, allowing people of varying levels to experience […]

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Guided vs. Unguided Via Ferratas: Which is Right for You?

Via Ferratas, which translates to “iron path” in Italian, have increasingly become a popular adventure choice for climbers and non-climbers alike. Originating in the Italian […]

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Ready to Try a Via Ferrata? Here’s What to Know

As we approach Fall, exciting opportunities for outdoor adventure only continue, with a Via Ferrata course at the top of our list. Scramble the cliffside, […]

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The Biggest Thrill? Our Guides Debate

We set out to discover the answer to an important question: which packs the biggest thrills, a Via Ferrata course or a whitewater rafting trip? […]

Why a Via Ferrata Course Offers More than Just Thrills

Get ready to pull your harness up, tighten up your helmet, and tackle the stunning terrain of Colorado’s staggering mountain ranges with a Via Ferrata […]

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7 Outdoor Activities Near Denver

With over 300 days of sunlight, the beautiful state of Colorado offers plenty of time and opportunity to explore its great outdoors. Whether you are […]

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Where You Can Try Rappelling in Colorado

Rappelling, in simple terms, is used to describe the act of descending a mountain on a rope that is attached to an anchor at the […]

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The Top 5 Questions About Via Ferrata Answered

The Via Ferrata originated in Europe in the early 1900s but is a much newer addition to Colorado’s outdoor recreation scene. Because of this many […]

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