This 3 day guided via ferrata weekend will give you an unforgettable experience. Arriving Friday late afternoon / early evening at Geneva airport you will soon find yourself looking out at the mountains of the French Alps. For the next 3 days you will have the opportunity to enjoy some of the best via ferrata in the French Alps. Mark’s experience will ensure that the via ferrata chosen will be the best suited to you and the current conditions.
Arrive on Friday evening and then enjoy Saturday, Sunday and most of Monday climbing some great routes in the mountains of the French Alps. The Savoie and Haute Savoie departments provide some of the best. You will not be disappointed! The via ferrata in France are located in a wide variety of situations. Some via ferrata are high in the mountains, others are on rock faces in the valleys or in river gorges. One of the things they have in common is that you will have some stunning views of the French countryside and the mountains of the Alps.
All technical equipment is provided for you, helmet, harness and via ferrata lanyard system. You just need to bring outdoor clothing for spending a day in the mountains. You will be sent a suggested equipment list when you book.
Via ferrata are safe provided you follow the instructions given. I will be keeping a constant eye on you ensuring your safety and giving you tips.
Typically these weekends are based at the Hotel Costaroche ** in the town of Albertville host to the 1992 Winter Olympic Games. Albertville is a great base at the hub of different valleys allowing us to access the most suitable via ferrata for the day.
No Previous Experience Necessary
You do not need any previous experience as I will explain and demonstrate everything to you. There are via ferrata available at all levels of difficulty. The choice of routes will be made to challenge you but without going out of your comfort zone. French via ferrata grading is explained in my article here
Background to Via Ferrata
The via ferrata in France have been specifically designed to provide a sporting activity accessible to a wide range of people. Historically they were used during the World Wars in Italy and Austria to allow troops access the strategic peaks. Read more