Climbing guide and winter-time ski patroller Courtney Heath crosses a metal skybridge on the Via Ferrata route at Taos Ski Valley on Sept. 27. TSV offers guided climbs on rocky outcrops in Kachina Basin, elevation 11,500 feet. Routes vary from beginner to advanced. The Via Ferrata program will resume next summer. Laura Martin, formerly of Taos, climbs a route on the Via Ferrata at Taos Ski Valley on Sept. 27. Novices climb while clipped to a metal cable for safety. More advanced customers can try out taller and more vertical cliffs.