For thrill seekers who don’t have specialist rock climbing skills, via ferrata and via cordata enable access to some of the most dizzying walls and cliffs.
Invented in the Dolomites mountain range by the Italian army, a via ferrata is a route equipped with ladders and cables fixed to the rock. It enables climbers to scale walls of greater or lesser height without requiring specialised rock climbing skills.
New in Savoie Mont Blanc, via cordatas involve a certain set of equipment: the “pigtails”, which allow the ropes to be secured, and ladders, which are found on the more difficult passages.
Nearly 50 via ferratas and via cordatas of various levels are equipped in Savoie Mont Blanc. They require the climber to be in good physical condition and should be undertaken with specific equipment and familiarity with certain techniques. It is recommended that climbers be accompanied by certified professionals.
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