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Month: August 2011

Canyoning in the Valais.

Canyoning in the Valais.

Canyoning shows you some beautiful geographical locations but is nonetheless a dangerous sport. Make sure to practice jumping from lower heights before trying an eight meter jump. A via ferrata friend injured herself. It brought back flashbacks from another canyoning trip I never want to experience again. For that reason I am questioning whether I will go canyoning again. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157627484493352″]

Le Rocher de Naye Via Ferrata

Le Rocher de Naye Via Ferrata

the Rocher de Naye via ferrata is a fun via ferrata which takes about 1hr and a half to complete. I went today with some glocals friends. It went well and everyone got to the top. I did not take the difficult stretch this time. I will do it in full in a few weeks. What is interesting about this via ferrata is that there are more technical bits. You need to reach at moments, find higher footholds to progress….

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Via Ferrata de la Tour D’ai.

Via Ferrata de la Tour D’ai.

La Tour D’ai in Switzerland is a great opportunity to look across to the Canton de Vaud and the Lac Léman. From here you can look at several canton. The via ferrata has a nice little walk to the base. At this point you start the climbing. It’s an easy aerial via ferrata. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157627299831715″]

La via Ferrata du Grand Bornand

La via Ferrata du Grand Bornand

About two weeks ago I explored this via ferrata with friends. It’s a nice one worth the visit. In particular notice how close we got to the chamois. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157627407235074″]

Via Ferrata du Moléson

Via Ferrata du Moléson

A few weeks ago I explored the Via Ferrata du Moléson and these are the images I came back with. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157626944582830″]

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