In the next days the weather will be slightly variable and warm, with increasing chances of some spotty heat-thunderstorm within the evening.
Tuesday 11 August 2020
Freezing level h 00: 4200 m
Freezing level h 12: 4200 m
mainly sunny in the morning, then light variability in the afternoon/evening with chances of some spotty heat-thunderstorm
Precipitation probability: 25% Storm probability: 15% Temperature: slightly decreasing Wind: light to moderate lakebreezes Temperature: 18/30 °C Wind in the morning: N - 3 m/s Wind in the afternoon: S - 7 m/s
Wednesday 12 August 2020
Freezing level h 00: 4200 m
Freezing level h 12: 4300 m
more light variability with chances of some local heat-thunderstorm within then evening
Precipitation probability: 25% Storm probability: 15% Temperature: stationary Wind: light to moderate lakebreezes Temperature: 19/29 °C Wind in the morning: N - 3 m/s Wind in the afternoon: S - 7 m/s
Only do the via ferrata if you are reasonably fit and in excellent health.
Do not do the via ferrata in bad weather, especially if it looks like a storm is coming.
Do not do the via ferrata alone: if you have an accident nobody will be able to call for help.
The risk of rock falls increases if there are others on the via ferrata or with wind or rain.
Always check route conditions; in winter you may find snow and ice on some routes which make progression dangerous.
Use proper safety gear (helmet, harness, ferrata kit with double self-locking carabiners and energy absorbing systems); put on your helmet once you get near to the wall. Rocks might fall before you get to the start of the via ferrata.
During progression always keep both carabiners clipped onto the safety cable and when you pass the anchor points make sure at least one is clipped on to each safety cable.
Only one person may be on any length of cable between two anchor points.
Wear clothing suited to the altitude, the season and the length of the route: hiking boots and ferrata gloves to protect you from contact with the metal parts.
Pay special attention on the easy parts where there are no cables.
Always check the condition of the bolts and cables on the wall as they can suffer damage in bad weather. If you even think you see any problems that might compromise safety, turn back and let us know about the situation at firstname.lastname@example.org
Always evaluate a few important conditions: the proximity to other crowds, all the gears available and the preservation of the route. Beware, YOU are ultimately and solely responsible for taking this path and the safety rules and features that goes with it.
These instructions are no substitute for the specific courses held by mountaineering associations or professional guides. Unless you have experience doing via ferratas, it is better to go accompanied by a mountain guide.