Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Weekly Summary & Via Ferrata

Monday - Mountain biking
Wednesday - 2 miles to stretch out my muscles (sore from Monday!)
Saturday - 10 miles, paved
Sunday - 3.1 miles with the puppy, then Via Ferrata

Total: 15.1 miles - still nothing great but better than last week!

For those who haven't heard of it, Via Ferrata is basically scaling the face of a mountain but with the assistance of strategically placed iron rungs and ropes. This way you don't have to be a climber; but that's not to say that it's easy! It was hard work and I ended up with some sore muscles and bruised knees. We were hoping for sunny skies so that we'd have views of the mountains around us, but unfortunately it was cloudy. I want to go again sometime when it is sunny and we have a view! Nevertheless, it was a great experience!

Before starting the Via Ferrata, we did the Peak2Peak gondola:

Then off on our adventure:

Lots of snow on top of the mountain!

Overall, a great adventure. I want to do it again on a sunny day!