Via Ferrata climbing offers a spectacular and safe way of experiencing Romsdalen from above. Using a network of steel cables, ladders and aids, now almost everybody can enjoy climbing and the spectacular view it brings. You don't need previous climbing experience to participate on a guided trip!
The Via Ferrata style of climbing used today originated in Italy for soldiers to ease the climb up the Alps to strategic outposts during World War 1 using pre-fixed steel cables, ladders and artificial aids. Because this style of climbing provides a fast, light and more secure way to access steep terrain it has been rapidly spreading and today you'll find this technique used many places outside of the Alps. Via Ferrata climbing is a relatively new term in Norway and this year we added two new routes to our destination letting you experience Romsdalen in a spectacular new way. Get ready for an unforgettable experience and the sheer view of the fjord while climbing is a must-do!
The Intro Wall is our introductory route where you will challenge your comfort zone in a secure manner. We've estimated the total duration of the climb (incl. descent) to be 3 hours and has an elevation gain of 301 metres. This route does not require any previous climbing experience if you do a guided trip where you will be introduced to the basic techniques necessary. This route is graded B on the Via Ferrata International Scale. If you climb on your own at least one person in the group must have previous climbing experience.
Information, guided trips and rentals can be found in the Norwegian Mountaineering Centre in Åndalsnes.
Participants must be 12 years of age or older. Minimum weight: 40 kg.
Participants are only allowed to use safety equipment intended for Via Ferrata climbing.
If you climb on you own at least one person in the group must have climbing experience.