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Climbing techniques

Via Ferrata Course

A via ferrata course that aims to teach the progression techniques to safely tackle a via ferrata path. Perfect for beginners and not, who wish to learn all there is to know about climbing a Via Ferrata, to improve skills and confidence, in safety and autonomy.

€ 260


1 half and 2 full days




Min. 3 max. 4



Arco and the Sarca valley, with its numerous Via Ferrata routes suitable for beginners and not, is the ideal location for a Via Ferrata course. Upon completion of the course one can aim to explore more difficult routes in the Dolomites, accompanied by one of our Mountain Guides.

The Via Ferrata course begins at a local crag, covering aspects of classic rock climbing as to familiarize with the gear and the rock, and to learn how to maneuver feet, a simple yet fundamental detail to preserve the strength of the arms. Knots, rope maneuvers and safety will be some of the topics covered in this course. On increasingly challenging routes, participants will learn how to safely manage the progression and how to tackle increasingly demanding passages independently.

This course is also useful for parents who want to approach via ferratas with the family and learn how to manage progression, ensuring the safety of their children.
Our Mountain Guides will select the most suitable Via Ferratas based on abilities and expectations of the participants.

Via Ferrata Course

The course at a glance

Day 1: Classic rock climbing lesson (half day) at one of the local crags. Participants will learn key rock-climbing techniques, the use of the rope and gear, the correct position of the feet when ascending a rock wall. These techniques will be put into practice in the following days.

Day 2 and 3: your Guide will select two via ferratas on which participants will practice the maneuvers and techniques learned previously. Everyone will take turns in leading the via ferrata under the Guide's supervision, whom will verify the safety of the progression.
Depending on the season and if all the participants agree, the group will spend these 2 days in the Brenta Dolomites area, with one night in a local mountain hut. The cost of the accommodation will be paid locally (approx €55-65 per person on half board) and the Guide's cost will be devided among the participants.



Costs conditions and materials

Each Guide can take a maximum of 4 participants.

Cost: €260 per person

The next Via Ferrata course is planned for 4th, 5th and 6th June 2021

The cost includes: the service of a qualified Mountain Guide, the rental of the necessary gear, and the transfers to the locations visited during the course.

The cost doesn't include: anything not mentioned in “Cost Includes”, and possibly (TBA by the guide) one night accommodation in a local mountain hut (€55-65 per person)

Gear provided by Mountime: harness with carabiners and helmet

Personal equipment required
: adequate sportsware, hiking shoes, day-pack with water and snacks. Overnight clothing and toiletries.