In the Yorkshire Dales, How Stean Gorge’s via ferrata was constructed in 2009 for recreational purposes and incorporates fixed beams and ladders over the river as well as rockface sections. In 2010 the first sport via ferrata vas built near Vinska Gora, called Gonžarjeva peč, difficulty D/E. Others were added in recent years, e.g., Lisca , difficulty B/C (top-most part D/E), Mojstrana (Grančišče), and Češka koča .
A few local companies have begun to build via ferrata as well, although the safety standards of via ferrata built by local companies are not the same as Prisme or other European builders. There are a great many other via ferratas in the Dolomites, including many shorter routes such as the easy Via ferrata Averau, or the difficult Via ferrata del Canalone. There are via ferratas in the valleys around the dolomites, such as Via ferrata Burrone Giovannelli near Mezzocorona, in the Etschtal (Val d’Adige) which ascends a gorge.
Once in Lauterbrunnen take the Grutschalp cable car, which is right next to the train station. This will take you all the way up to Grutschalp station where you can switch onto the historic, Murren Railway. We offer our guests 7 rooms, 4 apartments and a camp in the warm part of the year.
gym with personal trainer Good fitness and some arm strength required.D K4 D / TDVery steep to vertical, maybe short/well aided overhanging sections, mainly very exposed. Strong arms and hands required.E K6EDVertical to overhanging; consistently exposed; very small footholds or friction climbing, usually no climbing aids other than the wire. To overcome this, additional ratings on the seriousness of the route are often provided – the Kurt Schall guides use a five-level adjectival scale; Smith and Fletcher use a three-point scale A–C. The old Hofler/Werner guidebooks use a single general grade on an A-G scale. Most guidebooks provide some further information to help assess the nature of a route, such as the length of the route, the maximum height reached, and even a grade for the quality of the protection.
In 2003, Thivierge developed 2 more via ferratas in Les Palissades de Charlevoix, 10 km north on 170 road from St Siméon. There is one in Arbraska Laflèche in Val-des-Monts, Quebec and a second one in Arbraska Rawdon in Rawdon, Quebec. To the west of the village of Elie, in the county of Fife, Scotland, the Elie Chain Walk was perhaps the closest thing that Scotland had to a via ferrata until the recent creation of that at Kinlochleven. The Elie Chain Walk comprises eight chains along a route which follows steep sea cliffs, and typical via ferrata equipment is never used. Reputed to have first been installed to help fishermen reach their nets, it is now maintained by the local council and was recently refurbished. It is suitable for those aged about 10 and above ; it is not recommended at high tide due to the possibility of being stranded.
The route we created in Mosta Valley allows some stunning views of this naturally beautiful area. This long route high above the Stanzer Tal Valley is tough, rugged and rated D . However, the rewards are spectacular with amazing views along the ridge.
It all depends on how comfortable you are on the type of terrain you’ll be crossing. It is not worth risking your life trying to bodge a kit together – the karabiners must be K rated CE certified carabiners, the absorber is specifically designed to withstand high impact forces. Although you can buy a self assembled kit from Kong SPA consisting of a KISA plate, there are complete kits for a very reasonable price available from Decathlon. A lanyard made of a length of rope is absolutely not sufficient and will result in severe injury at best should you fall. Via Ferrata is a dangerous activity and you need to equip yourself appropriately.
For those who don’t know what a Via Ferrata is, it’s basically a series of ladders, steps, and rock climbing that leads you up a wall. You are wearing a harness and clip into a strong wire at the start of the Via Ferrata. From that point, you are always clipped in with at least one clip. Ever 10 steps or so, you reach a new section of wire and you unclip one Caribiner clip from the old section and attach it to the news section.