F.A.Q. VIA FERRATA

What is a via ferrata?
A via ferrata is a preset path along a mountain ridge, rock wall or canyon. It is set up with a metal cable all the way through, which can be used for climbing and must be used to assure the climber through a carabiner and short rope. Metal steps or hang bridges might be set up on passages, where climbing on the rock is difficult or not possible.

This is a safe and easy way to approach climbing and to explore mountains or otherwise inaccessible places. The securing system consists of a climbing harness with a brake and a double carabiner, which is constantly connected to the metal cable, which has to be followed all the way up.

Different levels are given by duration, technical difficulty and exposure. Those tracks suitable for every one normally take about 1-2 hours and are never too vertical nor exposed.

How is a via ferrata tour organized?
Booking is required.
Meet us 10 min. before starting time at our base. You can park there.
Don’t forget sport shoes and drinks.
10 to 20 min. drive to the site with our busses (unless different agreement)
At the starting point we get dressed with our equipment (helmet, harness with brake and carabiner, gloves if needed).
A lesson about materials, climbing technique and general behaviour on the rock is hold.
We will guide you along the via ferrata safely, trying also to entertain you. One of our mountain guides will always be close to you and help you in every moment.
At the end of the tour before we drive you back to our base.

I have never done a via ferrata before, will I be able to do it?
Of course you will. Just choose the right tour to start with and you’ll see it’s easier than you imagine. Everyone with an average grade of fitness can manage the easy and medium ones. And if you are a bit afraid of heights, just tell it to your guide and he will stay close to you all the way up. The rest is easy to learn, when professionals teach you.

Who is leading me?
On every ascent our Mountain Guides care for your safety and fun. Everyone of them is a professional with a long experience and on continuous training and upgrading. They know every track very well and can handle every situation.

Equipment
We provide the full technical equipment. It is made up of certified gear, which is always up to date and in perfect conditions. For a via ferrata tour you get harness, helmet, brake with double carabiner, gloves and back pack if needed.

Is there an age limit?
The minimum age is 12 years (and 130cm) for the easy routes. For the other ones we suggest you have a meeting with our guides first. As for the maximum: lots of our clients have already had their 70th birthday…