The Via Ferrata is a climbing route that is mainly found in The Alps.
Consisting of protected climbing routes that have a fixed steel cable every few meters, climbers can secure themselves to the cable limiting any fall. Additional climbing aids are positioned along the route such as iron rungs, carved steps and even ladders which allow otherwise dangerous routes to be undertaken without the usual risks associated with unprotected scrambling or climbing.
The origins of Via Ferrata date back to the nineteenth century, but many were constructed during the First World War to aid movement of troops across the area. Some of these are located in the Dolomites, and now there are over 1000 routes in existence, with the majority found in the Italian and Austrian Alps. Today they offer a challenge to pass for advanced climbers who wish to tackle the intense rock faces.
What we offer These climbs are medium-challenging in difficulty, and therefore it’s a good idea to take a guide to ensure safe and enjoyable passage. All climbs will be fully accompanied by one of our Alpine Guides. Climbing trips are over two full days and will offer theory session focusing on specific exercises, analysis of the environment, techniques, and safety management, all followed by advanced climbing on the Vie Ferrate.
Routes we can take you to
We organise trips to local routes around Lake Como where you can get stunning views of the famous landmarks around the lake.
Also at the Rhaetian Railway which is a relatively new route in the Bernina mountain range with spectacular views (6 different routes).
And the classic routes within the Dolomites range.
This climbing trip is suitable for anyone after a physical and mental challenge. Trips can also be arranged for families and children over 7 years (accompanied by an adult).
It does not matter whether you are a beginner or a semi-pro, what counts is to have fun in a safe and beautiful environment, whilst learning the basics and tricks for the more experienced trips.
Equipment to bring Before booking a climbing trip make sure you are equipped with: - Suitable trekking shoes - Suitable clothing for changeable weather - Gloves - A rucksack - Packed lunch - You will also require technical equipment this is all possible to hire.