Category: Via Ferrata

  • Suunto are filling the gap that mobile phone manufacturers are leaving open.

    For a period of time I would buy new mobile phones every six months. This was to test new hardware, new operating systems and new versions. Recently mobile phone development has hit a development wall. http://www.engadget.com/2013/05/31/white-nexus-4-available/ of a phone is excellent, if that’s the reason you chose one phone or another. That’s not how I […]

  • Ferrata Ivano Dibona – WW1-Ruinen erster Steigabschnitt

    Austrian and Italian troops fought in the mountains of the Dolomites during the First world War. They used via ferrata to get from one point to another. In this video you see one of the hospitals and the landscape in which these troops fought.

  • The St Hilaire du Touvet Water fall ice climb

    The first time I went to St Hilaire du Touvet was for the Coupe D’Icare event which is held every September. It is a mountain film festival and parapente competition. The second time I went was with Glocals friends to climb up the via ferrata. There are two routes up. One is an easier one. […]

  • Klettersteige Schweiz – Swiss Via Ferrata

    A trailer for a collection of videos on Via ferrata to be included with a book.

  • Two via ferrata later in Leysin

    Running down a ski slope in hiking shoes is fun. You’re jumping, bounding and landing back down. The snow is slush and you sink, you rise up and fall on the second thought. Continue for a few hundred meters and you get to the bottom. You can also sledge down and get soaked without worrying […]

  • The Leukerbad via ferrata

    The Leukerbad via ferrata is beautiful and challenging and should be attempted once you have more experience of via ferrata. In particular experience both of the spikes and of rock climbing are recommended. There is a telecabine to the top which will cost you 15 CHF rather than 32 with the demi tariff. From the […]

  • Via Ferrata de Thones, taken with the Olympus Tough 810

    I have a new camera meant to take geo-tagged images. Since it’s the first time I use it though I don’t think the geo-tagged information appeared. I will have to spend more time playing with the GPS to see how quickly it reacts. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157627643060426″]

  • Via Ferrata in Thones Point of view

    These images wee taken at regular intervals by the Goprohd camera I had on my helmet. [flickr-gallery mode=”photoset” photoset=”72157627639661826″]

  • St Hilaire du Touvet – Via Ferrata du Belvedère

    St Hilaire du Touvet is a place I have always thought of as one where in Septembre there is an adventure film festival. What I found out on Saturday is that it has two interesting via ferrata. There is an easier one which you can explore as a novice and a more challenging one you […]

  • Via Ferrata de Tière, first of the season

    The weather was good today and spring is here. As a result I headed back to the Valais for the first Via Ferrata of the season. I felt a little nervous at first as I had not done any via ferrata for a few months but that fear soon left. The walk up to this […]