via ferrata set


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

Petzl Scorpio Via Ferrata Set Review

In the summer of 2019, I bought a brand new Petzl Scorpio via ferrata set and since then I have used it on several via ferrata trails. The Petzl Scorpio is a very compact and lightweight via ferrata set which utilizes tear-out webbing for energy absorption. Before getting the Petzl Scorpio I was using a… Read More »

Petzl Scorpio Via Ferrat Set Review

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