VIA FERRATA MAKING OF – WEEK 5
by Lisa Roddick
It’s Crunch Time. This week has been a whole lot of drilling holes in the rock, cleaning them out and gluing in hardware. It takes a long time to get in and out of the locations that we are working at, so about 8 – 9 hours a day at this point are spent hanging on ropes. Good thing that when we need a rest, the views are incredible and the weather has been great, except that day it hailed. One KHMR Via Ferrata Guide has been paired with one Prisme employee, they drill and we glue.
Sometimes when the driller is gluing a tricky spot where rock fall is a concern and we must wait for them the finish. While we wait we become Gophers; Climbing up and down to deliver drill bits, glue packs and hardware. It feels like the work will never end, but none the less we are progressing well and starting to think about the final touches in order to get ready for the grand opening!
The more places on the Via Ferrata routes that I get to explore, the more excited I become. I am climbing through places that I have never been to before and only stared at from the gondola during ski season. The terrain is bigger and more challenging than it appears at first glance. I think the Via Ferrata is going to be a real adventure and good physical and mental challenge for those who endeavor to take it on. If you dare to be one of the first to explore Terminator Peak on KHMR’s new Via Ferrata, bring your courage, a positive attitude and lots of water!
GRAND OPENING JULY 1 !