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SAINT-GERVAIS MONT-BLANC – VIA FERRATA

Stretching from the Thermal Park in Le Fayet up to the village of Saint-Gervais, this Via Ferrata enables you to progress along the cliffs of the Bonnant gorge. It is divided into three different sections of increasing difficulty: AD+ (quite difficult +), D + (difficult +) and TD + (very difficult +). Walkways, Nepalese bridges, ladders, log walkways, beams and monkey bridges will delight all via ferrata enthusiasts. Warning! This Via Ferrata is very difficult, a good physical condition is required to complete this course.

  • Do not enter the Via Ferrata in stormy weather or at night.
  • Respect the direction of the itinerary.
  • Respect the site and its environment.
  • Via ferrata closed in winter: snow flows and wintering site for wildlife.

Compulsory equipment:

  • Helmet
  • Harness
  • Adapted and closed shoes
  • Carabiner for short resting lanyard
  • 2 large snap hooks with automatic locking
  • Lanyards with energy absorbers
  • A pair of gloves Sports shops in Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc offer the rental of specific equipment for the practice of this sport, information from the Tourist Office.

The Compagnie des Guides de Saint-Gervais Mont-Blanc organizes supervised outings with guides to introduce you to this activity, take you and make you discover this exceptional itinerary in the Pays du Mont-Blanc.

If you are driving, it is advisable to park in the parking lot of the Bettex gondola lift in Saint-Gervais, and reach the Thermal Park on foot via the path from the Chatelet ruins. This allows you to reach your vehicle easily from the final exit or from the loophole # 2. It also gives you a physical warm-up before entering the via ferrata  

Departure

It is located behind the thermal baths, reachable in 15 minutes on foot. It is also possible to take the start from the Thermes footbridge, without making the 1st section

Section n ° 1 / Lower part

AD + rating (Quite Difficult)

Duration approximately 1 hour

Escape n ° 1 Mick Bozon at the footbridge of the Baths at the end of this section. After this exit, rating D + (Difficult +)

Section n ° 2

Intermediate part D + rating (Difficult +)

Duration approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes

Escape n ° 2 Maurice Lenoir. Escape n ° 3 Thierry Broisat. After this exit, TD + rating (Very Difficult +)

Section n ° 3

Final part TD + rating (Very Difficult +)

Duration approximately 1 hour Requires climbing skills and perfect physical condition Final outing under the ruins of Châtelet

Minimum size for the 3 sections: 1.50 m

 

 

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