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Ferrata course: safety and basic techniques

Two days devoted to learning the basics you need to undertake ferratas and vertical rocky terrain in safety.

The ferrata course will start at the Cinque Torri in the morning where you will learn basic climbing techniques on easy rock faces.

Whereas it was once usual to start with via ferrata before moving on to rock climbing, teaching methods have now changed. Many specially equipped rock faces allow for different teaching methods enabling beginners to learn how to use their arms and legs on rock faces quickly.

A mistake common to many beginners to via ferrata is, in fact, to ‘pull’ on the rope much more than they need to and waste a great deal of energy.
Positioning feet correctly on rocks and gaining sensitivity and trust in one’s shoes on the rocks even on small rocky surfaces (next step) is thus of primary importance.
At the same time you will start getting used to height and exposed positions as well as the basic knots and use of ferrata equipment.

The ferrata course will then continue by climbing the easy Mt. Averau ferrata where you will put what you learnt in the morning into practice.

The next day will be entirely devoted to climbing a via ferrata. The route will be agreed with those taking part on the basis of their abilities and weather conditions on the day.

  • Where: Cortina d’Ampezzo
  • Difficulty: easy, medium
  • Length: two days
  • Cost per person €180 with 3 participants, €270 with only two participants.
  • For larger groups the cost will be calculated according to the actual number taking part.
  • Note: the price includes technical climbing gear (via ferrata set, harness and helmet).

General Ferrata Course Programme

  • Basic climbing techniques, using your feet and basic concepts
  • Basic knots, use of ferrata kits and completing a ferrata
  • Vertical terrain, exposed positions and managing fear at altitude

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