Scale exciting high mountain routes built into rock faces, safely harnessed to a system of cables and ladders. Via Ferrata is an intermediate step between hiking and climbing that offers a great adventure experience for groups and families.

No previous rock climbing experience needed
Ideal adventure for friends and families

CLIMB VIA FERRATA

High mountain rock routes for climbers and non-climbers

From 400.00€

Price per guide

   

Beginner tech level

 

Fitness level 3/5

 

Groups of 6 maximum

 

Available May - November

Via Ferrata was developed by Italian soldiers as a method of travelling quickly and efficiently through the Alps. Now it is used as a fun way to explore the mountains without needing to be an expert climber!

Everyone can take part in this team activity; all you need is a sense of adventure and a head for heights. It offers a thrilling challenge within a completely safe and secure environment.

This is a very sociable activity in which participants encourage and support each other along the route, giving everyone an opportunity to experience the spectacular environment of the high mountains.

Lead by our fully qualified and experienced guides, you will step out into an incredible world of alpine formations, sky-scraping peaks and stunning views - a unique and unforgettable experience.

Itinerary

You will meet your guide in the morning of your activity, either at our office or at your accommodation in Chamonix. You will then drive to the Via Ferrata site. This will usually be at Flegere in Chamonix or Curalla in Passy, depending on conditions.

Level Requirements

You should be physically fit and have no fear of heights. You need to be able to climb steep ladders and scramble across moderately steep terrain.

Equipment

Clothing

Fleece or woollen layers

Fleece or woollen layers

Windproof and waterproof jacket

Windproof and waterproof jacket

Thin gloves

Thin gloves

Sun hat

Sun hat

Hiking boots

Hiking boots

T-shirts

T-shirts

Hiking trousers

Hiking trousers

Technical gear

Climbing harness

Climbing harness

Climbing helmet

Climbing helmet

25-30 litres rucksack

25-30 litres rucksack

Via Ferrata safety set

Via Ferrata safety set

Other essentials

Sunglasses

Sunglasses

Water bottle - Ideally two 1L bottles

Water bottle - Ideally two 1L bottles

Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)

Sun cream high protection (for lips and face)

Included or not

Included

Guide Fee

UIAGM / IFMGA mountain guide - a fully qualified and experienced Chamex guide will accompany you for the duration of your trip.

Local Transport

Any local transport that is required during your course.

Group Equipment

Ropes, safety equipment, etc will be provided when needed by your guide.

Office Support

Our team is based at the foot of the Aiguillle du Midi cable car and will be happy to help you with any questions you may have before, during or after your trip to Chamonix.

Not Included

Personal Equipment

Please see the "Equipment" tab to find out what you will need on this trip / course.  For private customised guiding, please contact us directly to confirm your personalised kit list.

Lift Passes

We will advise you on which lift passes you will need prior to your trip. If lift passes are required we can preorder them for you on request.

Food & Drink

The price does not include lunch or snacks. You can bring your own food and we can stop for a picnic, or there may be the option to buy lunch at a mountain hut. Please make sure that you are carrying sufficient water and snacks as we will be in the mountains for a number of hours.