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AFRAID TO CLIMB? TRY A VIA FERRATA INSTEAD

Posted By: Wildwire Wanaka - 17 Dec, 2019


Written by: Lonely Planet

Posted on: 27 November 2019

In Wanaka, New Zealand you can claim your title as Lord of the Rungs at Wildwire Wanaka. How? Step 1: sign up to climb the world’s tallest waterfall by via ferrata. Step 2: scale a series of nine vertical sections, cross seven bridges, sneak behind the waterfall and climb up overhangs in order to reach the top, about 1,500 feet above the valley below. Step 3: seven hours later, brag to your friends. You’ve conquered Middle Earth, and everyone must now address you as Lord of the Rungs.

The iron pathway is made of 2,500 rungs and cable that allows climbers to reach the top of Twin Falls in Wanaka, New Zealand. If you are a via ferrata newbie, opt for the Go Wild route. For intermediate climbers, try the Wild Thing route. Both are a little less intense. But if you’re brave enough to conquer Lord of the Rungs, you get a helicopter ride back to the ground.

 

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