Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata du Rocher

Via ferrata is a big success today.

This practice of Italian origin (railway) and more precisely Dolomites is a relic of the 1st world war. In this chain of mountains separating Italy and Austria, the Italian equipped routes of cables and of ladders to make easier the transfer of troops.

Via ferrata is the passage between walking and climbing, horizontality and verticality. Routes equipped with cables, with metallic echelons make course easier, equipped with a helmet, with a shoulder strap and with a dynamic thong you will be able to cross obstacles roped up with your high - mountain guide in conditions of optimum security. You will be allowed to impregnate by feelings that gives you space by crossing monkey's bridges, Nepalese bridges, in cotoyant overhangs and pillars.

All these mountain elements allows the big as the juniors to tame their emotions. Via ferrata as the ways of mountain introduce 5 levels of difficulty (not very difficult, rather difficult, difficult, very difficult, extremely difficult).

Les Via Ferrata de Savoie :

Bauges
- la Grotte à Carret (ED)

Maurienne
- Aussois (4 PD D AD TD)
- Pontamafrey (2 D TD)
- Valloire (2 PD ED)
- St Colomban des Villards (2 PD ET D+)
- La Croix des Têtes (AD)
- Le Télégraphe (AD)

Tarentaise
- Val d'Isère (2 D AD)
- Peisey Nancroix (D+)
- Courchevel-Méribel (TD)
- Pralognan (D+)

Beaufortain Val d'Arly
- Rocher du Vent (D)
- Pas de l'Ours (PD) 

 

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