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Views from the Via Ferrata in Kinlochleven with Unique Adventure Tours Scotland
Unique Adventure Tours Scotland on the Via Ferrata in Kinlochleven

Introducing the Kinlochleaven Via Ferrata

Near Fort William and Glencoe

Booking the Kinlochleaven Via Ferrata

Near Fort William and Glencoe

Is Via Ferrata for beginners?

The phrase ‘via ferrata’ is Italian. It literally translates to English as ‘iron path’. This makes sense, because most modern via ferrata have a steel cable that runs along the length of the route, fixed to the rock at regular intervals.

Via ferratas allow adventurers to safely get to environments which they wouldn’t have been able to access otherwise – without serious rock climbing skills.

What is the Via Ferrata route?

The Via Ferrata route itself is a 450m journey on the very edge of the rock face, negotiating the way on only tiny cable bridges – bars locked into the walls, as seen above – and on steel holds. The ledges can be incredibly narrow at times, and balance and concentration is imperative if you don’t want to put your harness to work.

What does Via Ferrata mean?

A “via ferrata” translates as “iron path” in English. It refers to metal rungs, ladders or permanently fixed safety wire as a means of crossing otherwise tricky and steep rocky terrain. If you love a vertical track and thrive in usual situations, you’ll love exploring via ferrata courses around the world.

Do you need climbing experience for via ferrata?

Anyone who can hike can walk or climb a via ferrata – no previous experience is necessary! If you are not afraid of heights and want to experience the majesty of nature differently, then via ferrata climbing is for you.

How many via ferratas are there in the UK?

There are three Via Ferrata in the UK: here at How Stean Gorge in Yorkshire, Honister Slate Mine in the Lake District and one in Kinlochleven, Scotland.

Where is the highest via ferrata in the world?

Mountain Torq is the World’s highest via ferrata and Asia’s first via ferrata located at Mt Kinabalu’s Panalaban rock face. Starting at 3,200 metres and ends at 3,776 metres above sea level at Mount Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysian Borneo.

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