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Discover Via ferrata week-end

Mont-Blanc group - France

Period :

from June till October

Price :

From 269 €

Difficulty :

Physical Condition :

Technical level :

Group :

From 4 to 6 personnes

Duration :

2 jours

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Via ferrata is a sport with no risks if you are properly equipped, and if you learn from a mountain guide during your first trips. You will wear a mountaineering harness, and you will be linked to the fixed wire-ropes by short ropes equipped with a shock absorber device and self-locking karabiners. You will also wear a helmet, and you will be roped to your guide. Ladders, steps, footbridges allow you to climb cliffs which used to be reserved to rock-climbers. Little by little you will get used to heights, which are not very impressive on Via Ferrate chosen for beginners during this week-end. You will climb two Vias Ferrate during this week-end : Passy, offering a fantastic wiew on the Mont-Blanc group, and "Tour du Jallouvre", in the Grand Bornand valley. Both are facing the south. Passy is perfect as a first route. "Tour du Jallouvre", more technical, will allow you to experiment the main safety measures used on a Via Ferrata. More difficult and longer than Passy via, this route is in places a little impressive for beginners, but with the advices of your guide, you will climb it with no fear.

Route : Your weekend: - Saturday : Meeting time 8.00 am in Geneva airport. Transfer to Plateau d'Assy. Parking. 30 minutes hiking to Passy via ferrata. We climb the Via Ferrata, pic-nic at the summit. Descent (30 minutes) to the parking, transfer (30 minutes) to the lodge, night in lodge. - Sunday : Transfer (60 minutes) to the parking of the via ferrata. 15 minutes walk to the via ferrata. We climb "Tour du Jallouvre" via ferrata, pic-nic on the way. Descent to the parking (30 minutes). Transfer to Geneva airport. Separation at 6.30 pm in the airport.

* The price includes: - guiding by a Mountain Guide, and all his expenses (food, accommodation, transfers) - the loan of a mountaineering harness, a shock absorber, self-locking karabiners, and a helmet - the following group equipment: radio linked to the relief organization, first-aid kit - accommodation with half-board in a lodge on Saturday evening * The price does not include: - optional insurances EUROP ASSISTANCE - your picnics - your drinks in the lodge - your personal expenses - generally speaking, all the expenses not indicated in the paragraph " the price includes "

Equipment : During this programme, Le Pays d'En Haut will loan you freely a mountaineering harness, a shock absorber, self-locking karabiners, and a helmet. Your clothes : * for your head : - a head band - a cap for the sun - sun glasses * for your upper body : - T-shirts - a polar fur - a light Goretex mountaineering jacket with a hood * for your legs : - light cotton mountaineering trousers - light Goretex trousers * for your feet : - one pair of woollen socks, two pairs of cotton socks - a pair of good quality trekking shoes - slippers for the lodge * for your hands : - a pair of biking gloves or a pair of leather gloves - a pair of skiing or mountaineering gloves ___________________________________________________ - a light mountaineering or trekking backpack (volume 30 liters) - additional underwear - a few toilet paper sheets - tooth paste, tooth brush - a light water bottle ( 1.5 liter minimum ) - a pocket knife - sun cream, lipstick - medicines : "Compeed" to prevent blisters, Aspirins, eye-drop lotion, earplugs (many people snore in the lodge !), personal drugs, elastic adhesive wrap (3-Cut tape) - a hermetic bag containing : your passport, Euros (for your drinks in the lodge; the lodge does not accept Visa or American Express Cards) - a light camera, memory cards and batteries, films

One night in a lodge, double rooms

Your level: you are a beginner in Via Ferrate, and you want to learn Via Ferrate technique. You practise twice a week sports. You are not an athlete, but you are fit.