Via ferrata Gabi open
The via ferrata Gabi is located below Simplon Dorf in the Gondo Gorge. The short but sporty via ferrata is classified with difficulty T3-T4.
medium, C/DDifficulty : medium
C Steep to very steep rocky terrain with many/long exposed passages. Safety elements include cables, iron rungs, pegs and longer or overhanging ladders. A sure foot and a good head for heights required, as well as good physical condition and sufficient strength in arms and legs. Via ferrata equipment necessary, along with safety ropes for people with little experience D Vertical, sometimes overhanging terrain, mostly very exposed. Safety elements may be far apart. A sure foot, a good head for heights, excellent physical condition and a great deal of strength in arms and legs necessary. Via ferrata equipment obligatory. Not suitable for beginners or children
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The adventure begins when you enter the Gabi gravel pit. Over the three-rope footbridge you reach the main rock, which first leads over the road tunnel and then horizontally in a natural gallery to the first emergency exit over the forest. This is where the vertical ascent of over 180 metres begins. The entire via ferrata "Gabi Simplon" is 750 m long and has a height of 250 metres. From the start back to Gabi it takes about 2.5 hours. Via ferrata sets can be hired at the Arnold bakery in Simplon village for CHF 25 per day. Climbing the via ferrata is free of charge; a voluntary collection is welcome.