Steep descent to the bottom of the gorges of Arc bit difficult, which is growing to become athletic just before the impressive Gateway of Hell. The rise in Purgatory rises in a beautiful wall and ends along the cascade of Nant.

Via ferrata du Diable - Descente aux Enfers et Montée au Purgatoire Aussois


Departing from Aussois (73500)
Average length : 01h30
Signed walking trail
Animals not allowed

Overall length: 450 m (350 m + trail)
Rating: D + (difficult)
Time: 1:30 to 3 pm
Departure: low batteries of Fort Victor-Emmanuel
Uneven: negative 170 m, 120 m positive
Height: 100 m

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    Free access.


    Animals not allowed

    Period of practice

    From 01/01 to 31/12.
    Depending on weather conditions.
    Via ferrata are not accessible in bad weather and especially in strong wind, rain, thunderstorm, frost or snow.

    Subject to favorable weather.

    • Public WC
    • Parking


    Mairie d'Aussois


    43 route des Barrages 73500 Aussois
    Departing from : Aussois (73500)
    Latitude : 45.210672 - Longitude : 6.736374

    Departure from Fort Victor-Emmanuel

    On : Avrieux (73500), Aussois (73500)
    Information update on 03/01/2023 by Haute Maurienne Vanoise Tourisme