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Via Ferrata in Les Gentianes - Edelweiss (blue)

Climbing sports, Via ferrata at Verbier Station 
  • Get your harness ready – let’s go climbing!

  • New Via Ferrata in Les Gentianes. Two brand-new routes – one aerial, the other less demanding – that take you to an altitude of over 3,000 metres surrounded by a fantastic alpine panorama!

    Route Edelweiss (Blue):
    o Level of difficulty: quite difficult - K3
    o Estimated length: 150 m
    o Altitude difference: 100 m
    o Altitude at starting point: 2,950 m /Altitude at finish: 3,041 m

    The route 1 is accessible to children from 8 years of age, as long as they are accompanied by a...
    New Via Ferrata in Les Gentianes. Two brand-new routes – one aerial, the other less demanding – that take you to an altitude of over 3,000 metres surrounded by a fantastic alpine panorama!

    Route Edelweiss (Blue):
    o Level of difficulty: quite difficult - K3
    o Estimated length: 150 m
    o Altitude difference: 100 m
    o Altitude at starting point: 2,950 m /Altitude at finish: 3,041 m

    The route 1 is accessible to children from 8 years of age, as long as they are accompanied by a professional. 

    The descent is the same for both routes. Information for the Androsace route (red) can be found here.

    To climb the Via Ferrata, you’ll need a helmet, harness and lanyards. This year, there is no rental of full kits. You have to use your own equipment (including traditional lanyards). Wearing gloves is mandatory for hygienic reasons.

    WARNING: for security reasons, the sets are only intended for people who have a weight between 50kg-100kg.

    Hiring a guide is not essential. However, if you do not have extensive experience in this sport, they charge by the day, in the same way as on guided climbing trips.

    The two routes are equipped with an “aéroligne” lifeline safety system which prevents improper usage and restricts the risks for users.

    How to get there:
    o From the top station of “Le Jumbo” cable car if you come from Verbier.
    o From Nendaz, take the Siviez-Tortin chairlift and then the Tortin-Gentianes lift.
    o The Via Ferrata is free to use. Only the ski lifts have to be paid for with the 4 Vallées pass.

    The lifts are free for both VIP Pass and Openair pass holders.
    Minimum recommended size and age : 140 cm / 8 years old.
    Weight : between 50 kg and 100 kg.
  • Rates
    No equipment rental and the wearing of gloves is mandatory.
    Beginners and groups with children are strongly advised to use the services of a professional.
Openings
Openings
  • From July 4, 2020 until September 20, 2020
    Opened Everyday
    * The "La Chaux - Col des Gentianes" cable bar is open from 8.45 am to 3.45 pm and runs every 30 minutes.
  • * Subject to favorable weather
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