Via ferrata courses level 1 & 2

1 or 2 days, 8 participants, intensive via ferrata training
    Via ferrata course level 1&2
    Via ferrata course Lake Garda, Trentino

Via ferrata technique from A-Z in perfect training terrain

The aim of the VIVALPIN via ferrata courses is to learn how to climb via ferrata independently. Level 1 courses in difficulty A-B/C, with the Level 2 courses in the B-C/D difficulty level. You will not only learn the specific belay technique for via ferrata, but it is equally important to improve your surefootedness, get used to the exposure and learn the appropriate tactics for climbing via ferrata.
After the training on the practice via ferrata, the highlight of the course is the independent ascent of a "real" via ferrata route. And of course you should also use the via ferrata course to ask your guide about everything that is important to you, whether it is equipment, weather, tour tips or other topics.
As with all VIVALPIN courses and guided tours, you will be looked after exclusively by qualified mountain guides who know the material inside out and are always up to date thanks to their regular further training and courses.

Program and schedule

Tour schedule
Lenz recommendation
  • Mountain guide:in with the appropriate qualifications
  • Edelrid rental equipment with helmet, via ferrata set and harness
  • Online training course materials

For the weekend courses additionally

  • 1 x overnight stay at AV hut
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Multi-course dinner menu (vegetarian or vegan on request, please note when booking)

Additional costs

  • Mountain railroad
  • Snacks, drinks
  • Arrival, possibly parking fee

Course contentEquipment know-how for via ferrata, roping up, self and companion safety, climbing and descending via ferrata, first aid, alpine hazards,
for the weekend course additionally: Retreat technique and live training on one of the via ferratas on the Alpspitze.

Daily rate: Meeting point at the valley station of the Alpspitzbahn, welcome by the guide and equipment check, training of the course contents in the Vivalpin course area

Weekend course
Day 1: Meeting point, welcome by the guide and equipment check, training of the course contents in the Vivalpin course area, theory first aid, mountain rescue
2nd day: Repetition of what has been learned, climbing a via ferrata in the appropriate difficulty, mountain rescue and retreat technique in practice, companion safety.



Note on program changes: 

All courses and guided tours are conscientiously organized and carried out in accordance with the safety standards of the Vivalpin Mountain and Ski School with qualified specialists (e.g. mountain and ski guides, mountain hiking guides, etc.). The provisional tour program may be adjusted for safety-related reasons, such as bad weather, dangerous conditions, unforeseen natural events or inadequate conditions of the participants. The final program will be decided by the guide on site.

For the via ferrata courses you need no specific previous knowledge. You can expect ascents into the course area of up to 300 hm or 1h.
For the training you should be surefooted and enjoy the movement have. You will spend a total of 4 to 5 hours on the training terrain or via ferrata and need to be in good shape.

"Learning is learning. This is especially true for via ferrata techniques. During a day or week-long course, you will learn everything you need to climb via ferrata independently. And you won't forget it so quickly after the intensive training on the practice via ferrata. As a result, many viae ferratae await you, which you can tackle efficiently and effectively with a good feeling."

Lenz Boehm
State certified police mountain guide
Member of the VIVALPIN Competence Team

5-8 TN

Meeting point at 08:00 am in the respective course area

Support point for weekend courses at selected AV huts

1 or 2 days

ÖPNV to Garmisch-Partenkirchen recommendable, Rofan not recommendable

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