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Via ferrata ascendable

The via ferrata is ascendable immediately. After the climbing of the via ferrata the open hikes can be used for the dowhill hike. We recommend gloves for the via ferrata. The recommendations of the BAG are to follow.

There are no sanitary facilities available before the opening of the cable car and the restaurant. The renting of the via ferrata sets is not possible as long the cable car is closed.

The official opening of the via ferrata is with the opening of the cable car and the restaurant on 11.06.2020.

Further information via ferrata:

Engelberg Mountain Guide
GPS-Daten und Google-Earth
PDF Klettersteig Fürenalp Info (GER)

Via Ferrata Fürenalp – one of the best in Switzerland

The via ferrata over the Fürenhochflue is one of the best classic via ferrata routes in Switzerland. Constantly exposed to the heights, the route climbs up to Fürenalp via iron steps and pins, overhanging ladders and continuous crosswalks. After having climbed the via ferrata let us pamper you in our mountain restaurant Fürenalp.

Master the sporting challenge of the via ferrata Fürenwand! It takes a great deal of courage and energy for this adventure. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery on the way up. This adventure demands a good dose of bravery and a bit of strength.

In former times the very steep and high Fürenwand could only be overcome by a technically very difficult climb. The steep, exposed via ferrata offers a completely new vertical experience. A route that has meanwhile become a classic.

Rental of the via ferrata set

Equipment for the via ferrata can be rented by us at the valley station Fürenalp. Please book the via ferrata equipement by telephone +41 41 637 20 94 or email at least 2 days in advance. We have a limited amount available (helmet, climing harness, via ferrata brake).

Rental costs via ferrata setCHF 25.--
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Information to the via ferrata Fürenalp

Difficultydifficult
ValuationK4 - K 5 (K1= easy, K5= very difficult)
Ascent3.5 h
Descentby cable car Fürenalp or hiking trails
Difference in altitude760 meters
Accommodationovernight stay on Fürenalp is possible
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Safety information

The via ferrata Fürenalp is only recommended for experienced via ferrata climbers. Excellent physical condition, a sure foot and no fear of heights are essential! Please check the weather forecast.

For unexperienced climbers we recommend you a guided tour. Under the professional guidance of a mountain guide you learn the correct handling of safety, equipment and climbing technique.

Enjoy some breathtaking movies from the Via Ferrata "Fürenwand":

Topo Via ferrata Fürenwand