Kandersteg - Via Ferrata

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Start at the base of klettersteig
Climb is not so easy
Cross the waterfall
Continue to climb
Continue to climb
The Route Description

The route starts from the base of cablecar station - Allmenalp

The Kandersteg, a 350-metre high wall, is a direct route which is not really suitable for anxious beginners.

Difficulty level - K4 / K5

The key to the climb is the vertical wall shortly after the start, with the most spectacular passage being the route below and above the roof overhang.

Two three-rope bridges, each around 30 metres in length, cross the Allmibach; instead of using the upper bridge, there is also the option of using a Tyrolienne traverse to skim over the water.

Two more Tyrolienne traverses are planned, leading from the via ferrata off to the right, to the rocky head and then back down to the climb. These should guarantee even more of that adrenalin buzz.


Getting Here Description

Kandersteg is a high-altitude resort village in the Bernese Oberland region of Switzerland. Trails, like the challenging Allmenalp, and a cable car head east to Lake Oeschinen. 

To reach the base of Via Ferrata, take the route to the base station of Allmenalp cable car. 

Follow the trail pointed by "Klettersteig" and in 20 mins - you'll reach the ascention point.

Literature Description

The Kandersteg-Allmenalp via ferrata is open from the start of June to mid-October, when the Allmenalp cable-car is running. 

Kandersteg Klettersteig Map

Equipments Description

Good HIKING shoes are a must.

Apart from that, you need climbing harness - which you can rent from Cable car base station (ask at the ticket counter).

Additionally you can rent the harness from "Grossen Sports" near Kandersteg railway station (there are two Grossen Sport shops - we rented ours from the one near Coop shop).

Carry atleast 1 liter of water per person. 

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