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Alpenglow Expeditions to offer $99 “Local’s Special” for month of October

Olympic Valley, Calif. OCT. 12, 2018 – Alpenglow Expeditions, a North Lake Tahoe area-based guide service, opened Tahoe’s only Via Ferrata, located on Tram Face at Squaw Valley Resort. On Monday, October 1, Alpenglow Expeditions’ experienced team of AMGA (American Mountain Guide Association) trained guides starting taking participants up the iconic rock face on the first completed route. During the entire month of October, Alpenglow Expeditions will offer a $99 Local’s Special to residents of the Tahoe-Truckee area.

Via Ferrata, an Italian term meaning Iron Road, is a protected climbing route with permanent steel anchors and cables that allow participants to be safely connected to the rock 100 percent of the time via a Continuous Lifeline System. All climbs will be led by Alpenglow Expeditions’ experienced team of AMGA trained guides who will teach participants how to navigate the rock face while introducing basic climbing techniques. By design, ascent groups will be kept small, at a six-participant-per-guide ratio, which ensures safety and maximizes the learning opportunity for all. 

The Tahoe Via Ferrata will ultimately consist of two routes that ascend the Tram Face at Squaw Valley Resort, allowing even those with no climbing experience the opportunity to scale the rock face, topping out more than 1,000 vertical feet above The Village at Squaw Valley. 

Alpenglow Expeditions offers half-day and full-day guided Via Ferrata Tours. No climbing experience is necessary, but basic hiking fitness is recommended. 

For more information about the Tahoe Via Ferrata and to book your adventure, visit or call the Alpenglow Expeditions office at 877-873-5376. 

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 Expedition’s core values are founded on providing a unique experience for each client who desires to explore mountains across the world. Visit or call 877-873-5376 for more information.

About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows
Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for the third year in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California. Spanning over 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, legendary steeps, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny California days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital™ as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Visit the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows website or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more. You can also visit us on InstagramTwitterFacebook and Vimeo.

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