June 2012 we climbed the longest, tallest with the highest zip line Via Ferrata route in all of North America on Pico Independencia in Monterrey Mexico. It took us 5 hours car to car, we started with a 30' free climb, then the ladders, then the zip, then two repels down and hiked back to the parking lot. The weather was about perfect, as once we hit the ground level after the climb temperatures rose nearly 20'.
This was my fist climb, zip line, or repel of any kind what so ever, ever. There are a few dicey places, like the first 30' then the cable bridge over NOTHING, then suspended aluminum ladders, then some more climbing without the aid of the rebar rungs, finally the summit and a zip line that's nearly 800' high and 600' or so long.
Have good gear, a LOT of water, a helmet and completely suspend all common sense. We were the only two on the mountain that morning.
Everything was filmed with either a GoPro Hero2 or Iphone
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