Via Ferrata

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MOUNTAIN'S IRON PATH

Via Ferrata is an EXCITING way of traversing otherwise dangerous paths without the risk of unprotected climbing or the need of climbing gear.

It is the best way for inexperienced ADVENTURERS to get an “intro” into rock climbing by simply hiking on the steep scrambling paths, while enjoying dramatic sceneries.

As mentioned previously, this is an adventurous, sometimes physically demanding activity, but TOTALLY SAFE. Alongside the rocky wall is a metal cable which is fixed into the wall  periodically ( 1-5m) .

You secure yourself  to the cable by a climbing lunge with two carabines. This limits any potential fall. You can hold the cable and use it to aid the ascent. On some of the Via Ferrata routes you can find elements such as: iron rungs, carved steps, bridges etc. These elements will aid you to climb the route.

This is a unique opportunity to discover the beauty of the mountains and to venture on paths not a lot of travellers get to experience. And more than that, it is a chance for you to face your fear of heights and say “I DID IT”.

DIFFICULTY LEVEL

Terrain

A challenging walk on a straightforward but exposed path.

Safety

Wire ropes, chans, ladders, bridges, iron champs, steps that allow a secure but a little exhausting climb

Equipment

Via ferrata equipment recommended

Ability

Steady feet and good with heights

Terrain

Flat to steep rocky terrain, exhausting and power draining passages which alternate with relaxing ones

Safety

Wire ropes, ladders, bridges, iron clamps, steps in a combination that asks for more body control than grade A

Equipment

Via ferrata equipment recommended

Ability

Steady feet, good with heights and good phisycal condition (some endurance in arms and legs

Terrain

Steep terrain, exposed passages and vertical parts. Grips and steps are small. Longer power draining passages

Safety

Wire ropes, ladders, bridges, iron clamps and steps. A combination that requires more power and courage

Equipment

Via ferrata equipment highly recommended. Inexperienced children may need to use a rope as well.

Ability

Steady feet, good with heights , power and endurance in arms and legs

Terrain

Very steep to vertical with overhanging parts as well. Very exposed mostly

Safety

Wire rope, ladder, bridges. Almost no iron clamps or steps. Even most difficult parts secured only by wire ropes

Equipment

Not suitable for beginners and children. Via ferrata equipment is a must, in some occasions the use of rope may be needed

Ability

Power in arms, hands and legs. Experience in rock climbing (overhanging routes/boulders) would help a lot

Terrain

Primarily overhanging and very exposed with small footholds. Easier sections mostly unprotected

Safety

Almost entirely made of wire rope, with hardly any other elements such as ladder, bridges, steps etc.

Equipment

Not suitable for beginners and children. Via ferrata equipment and rope are a must

Ability

Climbing experience is essential. Lots of strength required in arms, fingers and legs. Increased mobility and endurance.

Via Ferrata For Begginers !!

All You Need To Know !!

Is it for everyone?

Anyone that has a minimum level of fitness is able to follow a Via Ferrata path. Of course the harder the path, the higher your fitness level and mountaineering skills need to be. On our adventures we mainly focus on the A,B and C difficulty levels but there is the possibility to approach harder paths if the adventurers are up for the challenge.

Can I exit a Via Ferrata route whenever I want?

The answer may vary depending on the Via Ferrata route you are about to engage upon. Most of the routes do not offer an exit path, therefore in this case you will have only 2 options left – either to go back the same way you came or to push forward and reach the end of the route.

That is why before starting a Via Ferrata route, make sure you are ready for the task and that you are properly informed about the difficulty and the physical requirements of the route.

What does a Via Ferrata gear include?

In each and every of your Via Ferrata adventures you will need the 4 most important elements:

  • Helmet : protects you from possible falls of rocks that may occur on steep slopes
  • Via Ferrata Kit: the most important part of the equipment – consists of 2 carbines with automatic safety, a sling in the form of Y and shock absorption mechanism. With the help of the two carbines, you permanently secure yourself to the metal cable along the route.
  • Hiking boots with Vibram soles: for every route, even those with a low degree of difficulty you need boots with an adhesive sole, great rigidity and high cut for ankle protection
  • Harness: secures you, together with eh Via Ferrata kit in case of a fall

Apart from the gear mentioned before it is worth mentioning the following elements worth having with you:

  • Gloves  for using on the metal cable and not damaging your palms
  • First Aid Kit
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Water and a snack
  • Clothes suitable for the weather forecast, maybe even a spare T-shirt

Why having a guide for my first Via Ferrata adventure?

First and foremost it is always important to have an experienced person by your side when you first try an extreme activity. In this case your person will be a mountain guide specialised in Via Ferrata. The guide will be responsible for your safety and for teaching you all there is to know before starting on the route.

Most of the time the guide is the one that provides you with the Harness, Helmet and Via Ferrata Kit. Since you are trying this for the first time it is not worth investing in the equipment without knowing if you even like it or if this is something you will do often in your adventures