About Mt. Nimbus

Mount Nimbus is a 3,406 ft / 1,038 m mountain peak in British Columbia, Canada. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 5514th highest mountain in British Columbia and the 7662nd highest mountain in Canada. – Source by Peakery


About Via Ferrata

A via ferrata is a protected climbing route found in the Alps and certain other locations. The essence of a modern via ferrata is a steel cable which runs along the route and is periodically (every 3 to 10 metres (9.8 to 33 ft)) fixed to the rock. Using a via ferrata kit the climber can secure themselves to the cable, limiting any fall. The cable can also be used as aid to climbing, and additional climbing aids, such as iron rungs, pegs, carved steps and even ladders and bridges are often provided. Thus via ferrata allow otherwise dangerous routes to be undertaken without the risks associated with unprotected scrambling and climbing or need for climbing equipment. They enable the relatively inexperienced a means of enjoying the dramatic positions and accessing difficult peaks normally the preserve of the serious mountaineer; although, as there is a need for some equipment, a good head for heights and basic technique, via ferrata can be seen as a distinct step up from ordinary mountain walking. Conversely, the modest equipment requirements, ability to do them solo, and potential to cover a lot of ground, mean that via ferrata can also appeal to more experienced climbers.  -Source by Wikipedia


Via Ferrata in Mt. Nimbus

The largest via ferrata in Canada can be found on Mt. Nimbus in the Columbia Mountains. Operated by Canadian Mountain Holidays, this via ferrata is accessible only by helicopter. Western Canada’s first public via ferrata is located halfway between Nordegg and the Icefield Parkway in the Rocky Mountains; the trailhead can be picked up at the parking lot on the east side of the Cline River. The climb is about 180 m (600 ft) long and takes around 2 hours to return to the parking lot. Whistler’s only via ferrata is operated by Whistler Alpine Guides. This private climb passes the toe of the Whistler Glacier to access the buttress of Whistler Peak. -Source by Wikipedia


Grading Systems for Via Ferrata