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Already the entry over a suspension bridge requires courage and dexterity. A wire rope for securing with the via ferrata set is available. The family-friendly via ferrata hat two difficult C passages which require some experience. Also enjoyable is the easy hike to and from the exit. Hence, also non-climbers can be close to the action.
Level of difficulty/equipment:
On a scale for the difficulty rating ranging from A to E (easy to extreme), this via ferrata is in between B and C. The large part of the route is B. Hence, families with children from 10 onwards can enjoy the climbing here. Equipment: Helmet, climbing harness with via ferrata set, via ferrata gloves, suitable footwear.
Length and required time:
100 meters in altitude and 400 m climbing. Ca. 1,5 - 2 hours. With descent approximately 3 hours.
Via the hiking trail Nr.9 towards Obergurgl.
Über den Wanderweg Nr. 9 Richtung Obergurgl.
From the village centre of Obergurgl follow the signs (Obergurgler Klettersteig) to the Zirbenwald Hut. From there follow to the already visible Nepal Bridge. You can also go past the Alpine research centre and follow the forest path to the Zirbenwald Hut.
Route: Look at Topo. The key location is a short steep passage (C/D) after the second rope bridge. There are 2 emergency exits.
Descent: At the exit 2 possibilities: To the left along a hiking trail back to the Zirbenwald Hut or you go to the right and go down directly to Obergurgl.
Total time: ca. 1,5 - 2 hours. Note: Suitable for children from 9 onwards (with additional rope protection).
Am Parkplatz der Festkogelbahn am Ortsanfang.
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