The via ferrata Gabi is located below Simplon Dorf in the Gondo Gorge. The short but sporty via ferrata is classified with difficulty T3-T4.
The adventure begins when you enter the Gabi gravel pit. Over the three-rope footbridge you reach the main rock, which first leads over the road tunnel and then horizontally in a natural gallery to the first emergency exit over the forest. This is where the vertical ascent of over 180 metres begins. The entire via ferrata "Gabi Simplon" is 750 m long and has a height of 250 metres. From the start back to Gabi it takes about 2.5 hours.
Via ferrata sets can be hired at the Arnold bakery in Simplon village for CHF 25 per day.
Climbing the via ferrata is free of charge; a voluntary collection is welcome.
Combine the via ferrata experience with a visit to Simplon village. The pretty village in Italian flair invites you to linger.
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The use of the via ferrata is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the climber. Climbing the climb at your own risk. In the event of accidents, any liability on the part of the Verein Klettersteig Gabi Simplon will be rejected.
Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For the via ferrata, it is essential to wear good, sturdy climbing boots. Climbing skills and the necessary equipment are a prerequisite.