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Top tips for vie ferratas

Safety on fixed-rope routes

Safety first – 12 tips

Please follow these instructions so as not to endanger yourself or others. Thank you for your cooperation and don’t forget: safety rules!

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Only do the via ferrata if you are reasonably fit and in excellent health.
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Do not do the via ferrata in bad weather, especially if it looks like a storm is coming.
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Do not do the via ferrata alone: if you have an accident nobody will be able to call for help.
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The risk of rock falls increases if there are others on the via ferrata or with wind or rain.
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Always check route conditions; in winter you may find snow and ice.
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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 in case of rock falls.
 
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During progression always keep both carabiners clipped onto the safety cable and when you pass the anchor points make sure at least one carabiner is clipped on to each safety cable.
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Only one person may be on any length of cable between two anchor points.
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Wear clothing and hiking boots suited to the altitude, the season and the length of the route and ferrata gloves.
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Pay special attention on the easy parts, where there are no cables.
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Always check the condition of the bolts and cables on the wall as they can suffer damage in bad weather.
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Carefully evaluate the crowding conditions and the state of preservation of the safety gear on the via ferrata. Beware, YOU are ultimately and solely responsible for undertaking a via ferrata safely and responsibly
NOT FEELING SAFE ENOUGH? CALL ONE OF OUR mountain GUIDES!
 
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