Ascend to Great Heights

WomanCraft’s Exclusive Via Ferrata Retreat- Climb, Breathe, and Transform

180m

Vertical Ascent

100%

Professional Guides

$350

Per Person

WomanCraft Day Retreat in the David Thompson Corridor

Join us for a transformative backcountry experience as we ascend the iconic Mt. Stelfox Via Ferrata, a 180m vertical route offering breathtaking vistas of Abraham Lake. This immersive day retreat, curated by WomanCraft, blends adventure, mindfulness, and growth work in a stunning mountain setting.

Join us for a transformative backcountry experience as we ascend the iconic Mt. Stelfox Via Ferrata, a 180m vertical route offering breathtaking vistas of Abraham Lake. This immersive day retreat, curated by WomanCraft, blends adventure, mindfulness, and growth work in a stunning mountain setting.

May 25 , 2024

Trail Head
At 10 AM

Mt. Stelfox Via Ferrata

350 Per Person

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The ultimate experience high above the David Thompson highway

West of Nordegg Alberta, Via Ferrata is the best new way to get into the vertical world. See the azure blue of Abraham Lake. Feel the breeze and eat lunch in the sky. Be protected and guided all the way.  We want to take you on an adventure you’ll never forget! 

What is Via Ferrata?

Italian for “Iron Path”. Climbers ascend a route of steel rungs permanently affixed to the mountain. A shock absorbing lanyard is attached by the climber to a steel cable running parallel to the rungs to protect from a fall.

Enjoyable For All Experience Levels

Enjoyable climbing for everyone with spectacular views of Abraham Lake the whole way. This was the very first in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains! A great place to start if you’ve never climbed Via Ferrata before.

What do I need?

Any Ferrata specific equipment will be provided. Every climber should have: 

Water (min 1L) and Additional Snacks

Mountain clothing (multiple layers recommended)

Backpack (approx. 30L or large enough to bring layers, food, water and any other desired items)

Footwear (ideally mountaineering boots or solid hiking boots)

Shades

Gloves (hands on rebar)

Headphones and smart phone with mp3 track on it

Journal

Meet The Guides

At WomanCraft, we believe in providing you with an unparalleled adventure led by professionals who share your passion for exploration and growth. Allow us to introduce the guides who will accompany you on this transformative journey.

Sue Farlinger

WomanCraft Director

Sue has lived either unknowingly or later consciously much of her life outdoors - as a child, at work as a fisheries biologist, as a parent in a large family or just living. This has given her a strong belief in interconnections and a healthy respect for not only for science, but more importantly, for non traditional exploration.

That belief has led her to working and learning with Lifecraft to provide alternative opportunities for personal and spiritual growth.

Join her for your next personal exploration.

Cloud Nine Guides

Via Ferrata Guides

Cloud Nine Guides is a Guide Service & Mountain School of Internationally Certified IFMGA Mountain Guides and ACMG Specialty Guides located in Canmore, Alberta, in the heart of the Canadian Rockies. Our Team is known for delivering high levels of safety, high-quality guiding services and educational programming, as well as exceptional client care that is informed by emotional intelligence and empathy. Whatever the adventure - Rock Climbing, Ice Climbing, Alpinism, Via Ferrata, or Backcountry Skiing / Splitboarding - our Cloud Nine Collective is dedicated to bring about your next best day ever!

Discover the Via Ferrata Experience

Learn about the excitement and beauty of the Via Ferrata climb with WomanCraft. Scroll down to explore the essence of this extraordinary adventure.

The Climb

Conquer New Heights

Experience the thrill of ascending the vertical terrain of Mt. Stelfox. Our Via Ferrata experts ensure a safe and exhilarating climb, making this journey accessible for all adventure enthusiasts.

Summit Serenity

SoundCraft Experience

Surrender to a powerful  SoundCraft and hypnotherapy experience. Relax in your hammock, surrounded by the breathtaking landscape of the David Thompson Corridor.

 

BreathCraft Tranquility

BreathCraft Experience

Immerse yourself in a powerful BreathCraft practice at the summit. Feel the rejuvenating effects of mindful breathing amidst the mountain serenity, creating a harmonious connection with nature.

 

What Our Clients Say

Discover the transformative experiences others have encountered on their journey with LifeCraft. Read testimonials from those who have found harmony, healing, and renewal through our unique offers. Your well-being begins with their stories.

"Climbing Mt. Stelfox Via Ferrata with ManCraft was a bucket-list experience! The guides were top-notch, ensuring our safety while pushing us to conquer new heights. The views were absolutely stunning, making every step of the ascent worth it. Can't wait to do it again!"

Erica W

Edmonton

"As a first-timer on Via Ferrata, I was a bit nervous, but the guides made the experience unforgettable. The climb was challenging, but the feeling of accomplishment at the summit was beyond words."

Kathy S

Calgary

"This Via Ferrata adventure was simply incredible! The team made sure we were well-prepared and guided us through every step. The thrill of the climb combined with the stunning mountain scenery made it an adventure of a lifetime. I can't stop talking about it!"

Greg pours a ton of time, more than anyone else I've ever had as a healer, into his clients and his services are worth every penny of investment. Life altering! Thank you LifeCraft and Greg for your support on my healing journey!

Josh T

Banff

"I have a fear of heights, but I decided to face it head-on the Mt. Stelfox Via Ferrata. The guides were patient and supportive, making me feel secure throughout. The climb challenged me in the best possible way, and reaching the top was a triumph over my fears."

Tarren K

Banff

"Did the Via Ferrata with a group of friends, and it turned out to be the perfect bonding experience. The climb brought us closer, and the shared sense of achievement at the summit was priceless. The guides were not just experts; they felt like friends encouraging us along the way. Highly recommended for group adventures!"

Eva L

Calgary

Ready to Conquer the Peaks?

Seize the opportunity to scale new heights, challenge your limits, and create memories that last a lifetime. Don’t miss out on the WomanCraft day retreat – a blend of adventure, camaraderie, and self-discovery.

Ready To Lean In?

Join us for a transformative backcountry experience as we ascend the iconic Mt. Stelfox

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