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Intro to Via Ferrata - Code "TEZ" - 9th July

Anonymous
Thu, 03/03/2011 - 15:50

Hi

Contemplating joining the Via Ferrata trip on July 5th. 

Anyone else thinking about this one?

Never done it before; I'm a walker and haven't done climbing. Think I've got a good enough head-for-heights but I guess the proof of the pudding...

If anyone is going I'd like to hear your previous experience (if any) and what other activities you get up to.

I'm 60, walk 20+ miles most weeks, and am a fair-weather cyclist (up to 80 miles a day on the road, not so far across-country), currently packing to do the "Tramantuna Trek" in Majorca. When I get back it will be serious cycle training for the (very hilly) annual round-the-Isle-of-Wight randonee.

Don't have much upper-body strength - would that be a problem in Via Ferrata and if so, what can I do to gain some extra oomph?

Any advice / comments / chat welcome!

 Richard 

Anonymous
Wed, 03/30/2011 - 10:49

You sound very fit, but need to be sure that you are happy with heights and that you can pull yourself up a bit like scambling. C grade TWU Dolomites and do some via Ferrata locally maybe on your free day. Then if you like it and feel happy with the heights go on a via ferrata trip some other time. Sure you'd be OK but best not to waste your holiday. KDM

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