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“Via Ferrata was Amazing!”

Mountain Skills Academy & Adventures
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Owner description: Whistler Alpine Guides operates year-round, offering a wide variety of tours, activities & courses. We specialize in providing activities such as backcountry ski/snowboard touring, mountaineering, avalanche safety courses, ice climbing, rock climbing, glacier walks & hikes, Via Ferrata, scrambling and backcountry hiking. Led by our professional and experienced guides, you will explore the beautiful mountains of the Whistler area in a brand new exciting way.
British Columbia
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“Via Ferrata was Amazing!”
Reviewed September 17, 2011

We had an incredible time on this excursion. You hike to the base of Whistler Summit and then climb the rock face using rungs that have been drilled into the rock. It is kinda scary, but very safe and very empowering! Our guides, Ollie & Daniel, were fantastic. I highly recommend this on your next trip to Whistler.

Visited August 2011
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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed March 23, 2011

Great way to experience some backcountry safely without having to buy all the gear. We did a one-day "Beyond the Lifts tour". Expert guide gave us safety instruction and skiing tips as well. I went on a tour a couple of years ago and it was spectacular. This time there was too much snow (oh, the irony) to do any of the bowls but they found an amazing area in the trees and it was still an incredible day. Well organized, great people, highlight of our Whistler trip. It does get expensive with equipment rental and lift pass but for such an experience it was well worth it.

Visited March 2011
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed February 28, 2011

This was the trip that gave me a new thirst for snow, for sport, for life. The moment you leave the lifts behind and point your skis over the boundary line into the wonder of a snowy moonscape, you enter a new world where time slows down and every tiny detail around is magnified to enormous beauty.
But coming down to reality...the guide was fantastic, not just in opening up the backcountry in a safe (very safety conscious) way, but in being supportive, helpful and encouraging. Back country is probably not for everyone -- it's hard work, but the whole day was managed so well and the waist-deep powder downhills were so rewarding that you don't notice how hard it is until the end of the day.
Amazing to experience the backcountry in a safe way.

Visited February 2011
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