How it Works

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Learn the Ropes

The Via Ferrata is designed to accommodate beginners seeking a taste of the alpine and folks those who live for the mountains alike. You can do it. No experience needed. It’s like climbing a series of ladders, all of which are located on the side of a mountain.

1. Helmet

The classic Edelrid helmet is made of tough polyethylene and provides great ventilation. There’s a choice of colors to match your outfit.

2. Carabiners

Two Iron Cruiser carabiners with slide-down locking sleeves that can be operated with one hand. The Energy Absorption System limits load impact in case of a fall. Extendable, bungee-style lanyards with webbing loop, attaches directly to the harness.

3. Lanyard

An economical, complete lanyard protection system for Via Ferrata, the Iron Cruiser set will efficiently protect you out in the vertical.

4. Cable Pathway

The steel cable can hold 40,000kg – that’s equivalent to 80 moose or 200 grizzly bears. The cable is secured to the mountain with 12cm thick stainless steel anchors; each drilled 15 cm into the rock.

5. Ladder System

Placed strategically along the iron path are a series of rungs and other tangible objects to help you climb to new heights.

6. Footwear

Proper footwear is required to enjoy the Via Ferrata. Our exceptional fleet of Lowa hiking boots are available at the North American Lodge at no charge. For more information about please visit FAQ section.