Via Ferrata is a step beyond conventional hiking, but without the risks of unprotected scrambling and climbing. It uses very minimum kit compared to other forms of mountain climbing, making it a great way to explore the mountains.
Modern Via Ferrata, at its core, is a steel cable that runs along a climbing route fixed to a rock (in intervals of no more than 10 metres). Climbers are then equipped with a kit that allows them to secure themselves to this cable and enjoy the dramatic positions and breath-taking views.
Via Ferrata – Italian for “Iron Path” – is a term used to describe a protected climbing path in the Alps. Historically these paths would have aided villages to connect to higher pastures and then were used in early 20th Century wartime to navigate the difficult terrain of the area.
While no mountain experience is required, we would advise good physical condition for this activity. With a variety of route lengths, we can cater to both introductory and experienced climbers.
All equipment is provided, so prepare to strap on your harness to traverse rock, steps, ladders, bridges and even zip wires with some awe-inspiring via ferrata.
Available in Chamonix, Lake District and also in Croatia. Can be all day or half day where you should allow approx. 3 hours.