Alpenglow Expeditions Re-opens Popular Tahoe Via Ferrata at Lake Tahoe’s Squaw Valley Resort
Offers a Great Outdoor Family Adventure that Adheres to New Social Distancing Rules, Including Private Family Climbing Pods
Olympic Valley, CA (PRUnderground) May 26th, 2020
Alpenglow Expeditions, one of the leading mountain guide companies in the country, announced today the re-opening of Tahoe Via Ferrata, its popular assisted climbing routes at Squaw Valley Resort that lets novice climbers safely ascend an 800-foot vertical Tram Face and take in breath taking views of scenic Olympic Valley. Tahoe Via Ferrata participants clip onto a series of steel cables and follow an experienced guide along the route with no risk of falling off.
The operations team at Alpenglow Expeditions spent several months developing a re-opening plan that would adhere to new health regulations, including social distancing, while maintaining the climb’s safety and integrity. The modified course spaces participants along the route and requires everyone to use gloves and facemasks. Other health and sanitation protocols have been adopted as well, all designed to keep group participants safe.
“Our new, modified, Via Ferrata program lets adventurers of any skill level experience the exhilaration of real climbing, while being mindful of the current health mandates,” said Alpenglow Expeditions CEO, Adrian Ballinger. “Right now, we’ve changed our activity pricing to make small private groups more affordable, so family and friends, who may have been isolating together, can take advantage of a unique outdoor adventure together.”
Currently, Alpenglow Expeditions is only offering private group activities. Open-enrollment climbs will not be available until June 13.
Private Tahoe Via climbs are professionally guided and can accommodate up to six participants per group. This option lets thrill-seekers enjoy the company of their own crew while having the undivided attention of an experienced guide.
Prior to ascending, all guests, guides, and staff will have to pass a mandatory health screening test. Guests who do not pass the health screening will be given full credit towards a future expedition. Alpenglow guides and staff who don’t pass will not be able to resume working until given medical clearance.
Adventurers should also note that various local shelter-in-place orders are in effect nationwide, so they should check on any travel restrictions before planning a Tahoe Via Ferrata visit.
“After weeks of being cooped-up, everyone’s looking to enjoy the great outdoors again with family and friends,” said Logan Talbott, co-owner of Alpenglow Expeditions. “With its stunning views and accessibility to all experience levels, the Tahoe Via is a fantastic way to safely enjoy a memorable and fun outdoor adventure.”
For more information and to book a Tahoe Via Ferrata adventure visit:
Alpenglow Expeditions is a Lake Tahoe-area based guide service that offers professional climbing adventures around the world to all levels of enthusiasts.
About Adrian Ballinger:
Adrian Ballinger is one of the USA’s premier high-altitude mountain guides, and the only American guide to have both AMGA/IFMGA guide certification (one of 135 in the USA) and more than 10 summits of 8,000-meter peaks (15 total, including 8 summits of Mt. Everest). As founder and head guide of Alpenglow Expeditions, Adrian has been guiding full-time for twenty years and has led over 150 international climbing expeditions on six continents. Visit alpenglowexpeditions.com or call 877-873-5376 for more information.
About Alpenglow Expeditions
Alpenglow Expeditions was founded in 2004 by IFMGA certified guide Adrian Ballinger. From the Himalaya to Lake Tahoe, Alpenglow leads expeditions across the mountain ranges of the globe in all disciplines including mountaineering, skiing, ski mountaineering, and rock climbing. With over 30 international expeditions per year and a full menu of ski and rock climbing courses in Lake Tahoe, Alpenglow Expeditions’ core values are founded on providing a unique experience for each client who desires to explore mountains across the world. Visit www.alpenglowexpeditions.com or call 877-873-5376 for more information.