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Gaze up at the soaring cliffs above Telluride and you might imagine that only rock climbers with nerves of steel could scale the foreboding walls. Yet a via ferrata, or “iron road,” traverses a sheer face above town, offering an adrenaline-infused adventure for anyone willing to clip onto a steel cable and negotiate a rock wall using metal ladder rungs. Think of it as hiking on steroids.
My husband Ish and I thought we were adventurous people, but once our sons came into the picture, things felt a lot more risky. What if something happened to us out there? Or worse, what if some horrible parenting decision we made led to harm coming to one of our kids? Then we learned to let go–and it was the best thing for all of us.
Andrew Evans confronts his acrophobia on Canada’s newest vertical challenge: the Via Ferrata. I didn’t die–that’s the short version. The End. Now you can click back to whatever you were reading before. Not that I wouldn’t mind dying in the Canadian Rockies. It’s a pretty spectacular place inhabited by friendly locals and mild-mannered grizzly bears.…