Via Ferrata in the Mauvoisin gorge
This via ferrata crosses the deep gorges of Dranse from the Mauvoisin dam. The first part (Saxifrage) is accessible to everyone. The second part called Tichodrome (equivalent to the Eurasian Crag Martin), is suitable for athletic climbers.
medium, CDifficulty : 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
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The distance between the steps of the first part has been reduced in order to make the via ferrata feasible for kids from 8 years. The via ferrata is arranged at a maximum height of 25 meters above the Dranse river. In order not to disturb the breeding season of the different birds in the gorge, the via ferrata opens on 1st July at the earliest.