Vicky gives Via Ferrata a go!

This week Rob and I were luck enough to be invited to try-out some local Samoëns activities courtesy of Zigzag Ecole de Ski and their team of mountain guides.

Rob tried his hand at rock climbing (a big ask for someone not keen on heights) and I tried the Via Ferrata.

The Via Ferrata certainly isn’t for the faint hearted as you climb an almost sheer rock face high above the picturesque village of Sixt Fer a Cheval reaching dizzy heights above the valley floor.  Your efforts are, however, well rewarded as the views from the Via Ferrata route are phenomenal and the experience exhilarating!  As you climb even higher you look down over the River Giffre and the village of Sixt and then across to the Cascade de Rouget and Pointe de Salle in the distance. 

You wear a harness that are attached throughout the climb to steel ropes attached firmly to the rock face so you don’t need to be an experienced climber to give Via Ferrata a try – you just a good head for heights!  Our experienced guide helped us navigate the route and explained how to approach difficult sections.  There are iron footholds, ladders and rails to help you in the more tricky areas.

Overall it was an amazing experience and one I will definitely be repeating and recommending to the Chalet APASSION guests!


Via Ferrata du Mont a Sixt Fer a Cheval Swing bridge on Via Ferrata du Mont