Climb Leukerbad via Ferrata, Switzerland
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The longest via Ferrata in Switzerland is found near the town of Leukerbad ascending to the Daubenhorn summit at 2,941 meters. The first part of the adventure requires approximately 8 hours to climb from the trail head located about 1,000 meters down-mountain. While traversing Gemmi Pass, the route is considered a hybrid of hiking and true mountaineering finding 215 meters of steel ladders and over 2,000 meters of cable to aid the hikers in their quest to the mountain top complementing the route that stretches approximately 6 kilometers on the face of the colossal Daubenhorn. Those successfully reaching the summit are rewarded with magnificent views of the valley below and the panorama of the Swiss Alps. The descent requires about another 2 hours.
Leukerbad is located in south central Switzerland and accessible through the nearby airport in Sion as well as by train. Geneva and Zurich are 200 kilometers away in either direction. Lausanne is 150 kilometers distant while Bern is less than a 100 kilometer drive. The area is well-known to skiers and provides a broad selection of accommodations, restaurants and shopping including mountaineering outfitters.
Include the dream to Climb Leukerbad via Ferrata in Switzerland on your list while you are building an inventory of the world’s most extreme hikes you hope to one day check off. While you are visiting the 2,400 year old town of Leukerbad you’ll be heartened to know it’s the home of the largest thermal spa and wellness resort in the Alps; just what you’ll need after your ascent to the summit of Daubenhorn.
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