Hiking via ferrata routes is a demanding sport amidst the gorgeous, rough nature. For your safety, please observe the following rules:
1. Via ferrata tours are demanding and require a good level of fitness, no height vertigo, and sure-footedness.
2. Always bring a helmet and via ferrata kit and attach to the safety rope. Many mountain rescue missions are a result of carelessness and bad weather conditions.
3. Many routes require most of the day. When planning a tour, always include the possibility of a sudden change of the weather and consider it in particular regarding clothing and food supplies.
4. Always act with respect towards other mountaineers. Inform them about eventual dangers if need be.
5. Be careful with nature!
Alpine Emergency Numbers
Mountain Rescue 140
European Emergency Number 112
The rating of a via ferrata difficulty level is, equally to rock climbing routes, subjective, and it is for that reason to be taken as a reference. A rating system that is as much standardised as possible tries to even out the problem regarding subjective difficulty rating. In particular the individual factors such as a person’s height, technique, and fitness level, equipment, or mental state as well as the actual objective conditions (weather conditions, humidity, ice, elevation, length, etc.) make the rating even more difficult.
Tips, hints and links
Rental of via ferrata equipment in Gröbming:
Hauptplatz 59, 8962 Gröbming,
Phone +43 3685 22312 -30 or -35