Via Ferrata Trails and Equipment

Via ferratas are steep and exposed trails where the risk of a fatal fall is minimized by having a steel cable run along the trail. Via ferratas require good mountaineering skills as well as via ferrata equipment such as via ferrata set, climbing harness, helmet etc. Below you will find a few articles about via ferratas which will hopefully answer any questions on which gear to use and how to use it as well as suggest some trails.

Advice on Via Ferrata Trails and Equipment


Why you should use a via ferrata set with tear-out webbing?

If you are into via ferrata trails, you probably know that via ferrata sets utilize either tear-out webbing or a friction metal plate as an energy absorber/braking mechanism. The energy absorber is what makes a potential fall more tolerable as it stops the fall gradually rather than abruptly, and thus prevents fatal injuries. Even a… Read More »

Why you should use a via ferrata set with tear-out webbing? On the left via ferrata set with tear-out webbing and on the right an old via ferrata set with friction metal plate

How to Use Via Ferrata Equipment

Via ferratas (“iron trails”) are steep and exposed trails running up and along abrupt hills and mountain sides, where the risk of a fatal fall is minimized by having a steel cable run along the trail – to which you can attach yourself with a via ferrata set. In addition to that via ferrata trails… Read More »

How to Use Via Ferrata Equipment

The Best Via Ferrata Equipment

Here we listed and reviewed the best via ferrata equipment currently available. Via ferratas (also called iron trails) are very steep and exposed trails that have steel cables running along them. The steel cable allows you to attach yourself to it with a via ferrata set and a climbing harness, and thus reduce the risk… Read More »

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