On the Road Video Wildwire Wanaka’s Lord of the Rungs, New Zealand

Photo of Angie Tomlinson

In New Zealand, you can now ascend the world’s highest "via ferrata" waterfall climb. 

Alongside the Twin Falls, which shoot down a sheer rocky hillside, the ferrata system of rungs and cables rises a near-perpendicular 450m above the valley floor, taking climbers on an adventure that ends with a heli-flight descent. 

The route to the top follows a kilometre of cables, weaving over, above and behind the waterfalls, and crosses a 35m Tyrolean traverse using a pulley. 

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