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Telluride’s Via Ferrata - Colorado’s Most Vertiginous Hike

Telluride’s Via Ferrata was supposed to be somewhat of the majestic San Juan Mountains' secret. After all, who would have thought that in the United States one could find a via ferrata? The climbing route has rapidly risen from underground status to its current huge popularity and even if some of its sections seem like an exposed hiking trail more than a rock climb, make no mistake, this climbing route requires technical climbing abilities and gear. But the position and setting of the Telluride Via Ferrata cannot be beat, it offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, the town of Telluride and Bridal Veil Falls from high above on the cliff walls.

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An Unparalleled View of Peruvian Sacred Valley

Located in the heart of the Sacred Valley in Cusco, Peru, the Via Ferrata that has been built there offers the opportunity to enjoy rewarding view of this beautiful valley, the Urubamba River, and surrounding, mystic ruins once you reach its top after a 300 meter climb up. Having 560 meteres in lenght, the Via Ferrata consist of beginners, intermediate and advanced routes, and for those looking for a moment in their lives they will likely never forget, there are see-through, space-age capsule suits hanging from the top of the mountain you can spend a night in. Sounds cool, doesn't it?

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The Most Dangerous Hike in the World - Mt.Huashan

Mt.Huashan in China is considered one of the steepest on the planet, ranking it the most dangerous when it comes to mountain hiking trails. Situated in Huayin City, Mt. Huashan consists of five peaks with breathtaking cliff faces and a tough challenge to mountaineers from which the southern peak has the highest altitude; rising to 2,160 meters (about 7,087 feet), the South Peak is the highest peak among the Five Sacred Mountains of China.

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Via Ferratas around Dachstein Mountain, Salzkammergut, Austria

A few days ago, you could see a nice Adrex.com´s video tempting to an attractive Austrian Salzkammergut region, which offers excellent terrain for both lovers of MTB and Via ferratas. The area gives an ideal combination for spending a perfect outdoor sports holiday. Today, we bring you a few tips on several ferrata routes around Bad Ischl. Ferratas have all sorts of difficulty and character, confirming the diversity and richness of this area. The spot is located near Salzburg, under the majestic Dachstein Mountain range.

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Poi d´Unha (2221m) - Brand New Via Ferrata in the Pyrenees

Aran Valley (Valle de Arán in Spanish) is one of the most scenic areas in the Pyrenees mountains and the northwestern part of the Lerida province in Catalonia, Spain. The picturesque valley is dotted with small villages and surrounded by hills with a height of over 2 kilometers. Directly opposite the village of Unha a new via ferrata named Poi d'Unha has just opened. The via ferrata with a distance of 800 meters and a height of nearly 500 meters, ranks among the longest in Spain. Moreover, the route features ultra modern equipment variegated by several Tibetan bridges and an exciting spiral staircase.

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Via Ferrata de Curalla - Chamonix (France)

Discover "Via Ferrata de Curalla" located on the 'Plateau d'Assy close to the village 'Passy'. The guidebook states that it is Europe's best and most beautiful one. Supposedly it is the only via ferrata opposite Mont-Blanc. Total length is 400 meters, difficulty AD+ and you can make it in 1 1/2 hours.

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Kampermauer Climbing and Via Ferrata in Austria

As of 2012, a brand new Via Ferrata "Geiler Hengst" has been opened on the popular crag of Kampermauer on Hengstpass at Rosenau in Austria. Being classified as extremely difficult it indeed proved nothing for beginners when we tried it. So, do not forget your belt loop  Enjoy the great video from the location and its Adrex.com´s description.

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Caminito del Rey - The New Spanish Via Ferrata?

Caminito del Rey, „Kings pathway“ in English, is a narrow walkway suspended high above the Guadalhorce river, which passes through a huge gorge called Desfiladero de los Gaitanes (Gorge of the Gaitanes) near Malaga in southern Spain. The pathway is just a short walk from the El Chorro village and it ranks among the most popular rock climbing attractions in Spain. Hundred-year-old trail is officially closed for its decrepit condition. Now, Malaga Provincial Council shall decide on its restoration and opening to the public again.

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Chinese Via Ferrata in Chang Kong - The Oldest Cliff Walk in China

Chang Kong cliff road is an old and traditional trekking and adventure spot in China's Shaanxi Province. The extremely high, steep and narrow walkway winds around the edge of Hua Shan Mountain, located near the city of Huayin about 120 kilometres east of Xi'an. Mount Hua (Hua Shan) has a long history of religious significance and is classified as five main peaks, of which the highest is the South Peak at 2,154.9 metres. The route along the rocky area offers an excellent climbing opportunities with some of the mountain´s walls reaching the height of several hundred meters.

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What to do when caught in a storm on Via Ferrata ?

The very title of the article is inherently wrong because, if the weather is uncertain, you had better sit at home or wait inside a chalet. Unfortunately, even the best weather forecast is never absolute especially in the mountains where the weather can change in few moments

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