Via Ferrata - Ascension Route

By Kicking Horse Resort

Experience 465 meters of climbing bliss! The Ascension Route is a truly unique beast. This course is one of the most technical & scenic in North America. Discover the signature “Guts Bridge” and stand on top of the world, feeling that you summited a giant!

What you can expect

Via Ferrata is a trail (route) making method used in the mountains to make passage easier and more secure. It is done by installing steel steps, handles, ladder rungs, and a steel cable in the places where the trail steepens. Travellers are secured to the rock by wearing a harness that is always attached to the steel cable. This 4 hour tour also includes a suspension bridge crossing!

The rock face of Terminator 1 is highly visible from the Gondola - be the envy of all riders as they watch you on this adrenaline filled rock climbing adventure. Climbers are clipped in for safety, which means the system allows amateurs to experience the views and excitement normally reserved for hardcore climbers.


  • 4 Hours of Exhilirating Fun, Usually Reserved for Hardcore Climbers!
  • Professional interactive guide
  • Equipment Supplied (Harnesses, Helmets, and Via Ferrata Leashes)


  • Weatherproof Shell Pant or Soft Shell Pant
  • Warm Layer(s)
  • Sunglasses
  • Bug Spray
  • Light Gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Snack
  • Camera (leash strongly recommended)
  • Small Backpack
  • Hiking Boots or Trail Shoes

PLEASE NOTE - Complete details about your activity, including exact location, what to bring, cancellation policies and arrival information will be sent to you once your booking is confirmed.

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Meet location

1500 Kicking Horse Trail, Golden, BC V0A 1H0 - Meet in front of Eagle's Eye Restaurant


  • Minimum Age: 12 years old
  • Maximum weight is 100 kg (220 lbs)


  • Kicking Horse Mountain Resorts' Via Ferrata is located on the north face of Terminator Peak
  • Includes Adventure Pass (Sightseeing Gondola Pass + Grizzly Bear Interpretive Centre)
4 hours
12 – 85
2 – 8 guests

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