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Via Ferrata in Pyrenees

Via ferrata course for beginners in Austria

Join this 5-day via ferrata course for beginners and start having fun with this great activity, along Josef, an IFMGA certified mountain guide




5 Days


May, Jun






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Would you like to venture yourself into via ferrata? I have the perfect program for you! Join me in this 5-day via ferrata course for beginners in Liesing, Austria, and start having fun with this great activity.

During 5 days I will teach you the basic rules for climbing via ferrata. I will give you an intensive training on the standard movements. Also, how to correctly grasp while you climb.

Besides, this via ferrata course covers the equipment you need and what you have to be aware of while you climb. We will also have time to talk about tour planning and how to help weaker partners. And, very important, how to retreat in the via ferrata. You can check the detailed program below this text.

The first via ferrata routes were built during the First War World, equipped with ladders and cable. They aimed to let troops move across the mountains in the safest possible way. Since then, with the more modern routes built across Europe, via ferrata has become a very popular activity.

So, join me in this exciting via ferrata course! Contact me and I will answer any questions you may have about the program. We can share 5 great days out in the mountains.

And if you want to try another fun activity, you can check my 3-day canyoning tour in Lesachtal.

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Dinner

Secure your spot with just 25% payment

48-hour free cancellation with 30-day advance booking


Day 1: Basic techniques-Tour planning

Welcome at the Hepi Lodge. Equipment check. Basic techniques in the via ferrata. Tour planning for the following day.

Day 2 to 5: Via ferrata-Instruction

After breakfast we will go to the via ferrata. Installation of the equipment and instruction during the via ferrata climb. Back at the Hepi Lodge. Dinner and tour planning for the next day.

Day 6: Via ferrata

After breakfast we will go to the via ferrata. We will
apply the theoretical explanation of the techniques in case of retreat or assistance. We will test what we previously learned. At 3 pm, coffee at the Hepi Lodge. End of program.


More info

Equipment (it can be borrowed) • Strong footwear • Climbing harness • Climbing set • Helmet • Gloves

Meeting point

Hepi Lodge, Liesing, Austria


What are some recommended accommodations near our adventure location?

We understand that finding the perfect place to stay is an essential part of your adventure experience. To help you with this, we’ve curated a list of three highly recommended hotels that offer comfort, convenience, and a touch of local charm. These accommodations are well-suited for adventurers looking to relax and rejuvenate after an exciting day of exploration
Hotel Tyrol Sillian Sillian Austria
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Wohlfühlhotel Outside Sillian Austria
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Pension Gatterer Sillian Austria
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About the guide: Josef

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Mountain Guide

I’m a IFMGA certified mountain guide and a nature lover. I was born in 1983 and I studied Cultural and social anthropology at the Vienna University.

Mountains, water, cultures have been always my passion. That’s why I’m a mountain, ski, canyoning and rafting guide, also a ski instructor and a snowboard enthusiast.

Helene and myself are the owners of the Hepi lodge. A space for mountaineers, climbers, skiing enthusiasts where besides offering the accommodation service we proposed varied programmes of different activities: rock climbing, ski touring, canyoning, hiking tours.

I guide most of my time in Lesachtal Valley: St Lorenzen, St Jakob, Birnbaum, Karnische Alps and Lienz Dolomites.

I love guiding people from all around the world and help them discover my region and its beauties doing what they like most! Feel free to contact me to discuss about your expectations and what I can offer you. We will share a great time together!


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Thank you explore-share for a wonderful via feratta experience. We have been wanting to learn for a long time but don't have the facilities in Scotland. The guide Mitja was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, answering all my many questions and providing advice. On the day head to take another group but he quickly arranged another guide Borut, who was brilliant. We had a fantastic morning learning via ferrata at Hvadnik in the gorge. It gave us the confidence to later hire our own equipment and go out in Mojstrana. Altogether a five star + experience. Thank you.


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