Introduction to Via Ferrata – a Weekend of adventures in Valais
Via Ferrata, literally the “iron path” in Italian, it’s one of the most thrilling way to experience the mountains.
Joining our Introduction to Via Ferrata Course with our professional Mountain Guides is the best and safest way.
Why should I join the introduction to Via Ferrata Course?
In the past few years, the number of rescues on Via Ferrata, are constantly increasing. Most accidents are caused by the lack of knowledge and unconscious incompetence.
It’s therefore very important that you start Via Ferrata with professional Mountain Guides that can teach you the fundamental of this sport.
This course is designed for beginners, so no previous knowledge of Via Ferrata is required. Participants should not be afraid of heights or suffer from vertigo.
Course duration and content
The course start on Friday evening and last until Sunday.
During this 2-day course you will learn the basic skills. We take a look at basic rock climbing techniques that will help you move efficiently in the steeper sections. We also look at via ferrata equipment and its correct use, we talk about planning a via ferrata trip and most importantly we get a good idea about our personal competence.
Some of the content you will learn during the weekend include:
- Handling and proper use of safety gear;
- Efficient via Ferrata climbing techniques;
- Gear and materials;
- Planning tours and difficulty scales for via Ferrata climbs;
- Alpine hazards.
After this course, you will have the basic skills to tackle easy via ferrata routes on your own or participate in a more advanced course.
You leave this trip with skills, memories and friends.
“Some mountains only require a good pair of shoes. Others require an entire team to conquer.
Knowing which is which is the key to success.”
What is included?
- Professional English-speaking Mountain Guides
- Specialist Equipment (Helmet, Harness, Lanyards, Gloves)
- Accommodation (2 nights Dorm Room)
- Dinner x 2
- Breakfast x 2
We send also, to all participants a list of compulsory equipment some days before the course.
Our Mountain Guides
With over 20 year of experience in the mountains, you are in good hands. They have lived around the world and have an incredible wealth of outdoor experience and qualifications. They all love, work and play in the Swiss Alps.
We have 1 Mountain Guide for every 8 participants.
All guides speak fluently English.
Join us for some fun and adventures.
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