Via Ferrata Britannia
Our latest via ferrata in the Saas Valley offers a breathtaking climbing experience and a unique view of the Allalin and Mattmark area.
difficult, C/DDifficulty: difficult
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 Via Ferrata Britannia promises thrills and unique views on the Saas mountains. The difficulty level of the via ferrata is in the range of K-3 (quite difficult) and K-4 (difficult) and some climbing experience is an advantage. The trail to the start leads from the Britannia Hut in the direction of the Glaciertrail/Mattmark. The first challenge starts right at the start, where it goes up on the rock and over individual climbing aids to an easier traverse in the rock. With a view of the Britannia Hut, the track then climbs again and doesn't get boring. After about two thirds of the via ferrata, the rock forms a small "plain" that invites you to take a breather. After this "plain ", the track leads through the most spectacular part to the ridge of the Hinner Allalin. Here the spectacular view opens up on all sides. The blue-white-marked descent goes down to the Hohlaub glacier and back to the Britannia Hut. There may be snowfields in some places at any time.