April 25, 2012

Via Ferrata Loen

Via ferrata in Loen

An exciting challenge in spectacular scenery. Via Ferrata Loen starts at the Loen Active shop and takes you up to Mt. Hoven (1011 m.). Fantastic views of beautiful mountains, glaciers and fjord. Duration 5 to 6 hours.
The Gjølmunne suspension bridge, the longest via ferrata bridge in Europe, 120 m long. The Gjølmunne wirebridge is 36 m long (optional).

We recommend beginners to book Via Ferrata Loen with guide.

Loen Skylift – from fjord to sky in 5

What is a Via Ferrata?
The name Via Ferrata comes from Italy, where they built an “iron road” in the mountains during the first world war. The essence of a modern via Ferrata is a steel cable that runs along the route and is periodically (every 3 to 10 meters (9.8 to 33 ft)) fixed to the rock. Using a via Ferrata kit the climber can secure themselves to the cable, limiting any fall.

Loen Active offer guided via ferrata tours for 5 to 120 persons.
Focus on safety.
The minimum age is 12 years
All commercial guiding through Loen Active

Booking Via Ferrata Loen 

Question to   post@loenactive.no   Tel  +47 57 87 58 00

Via Ferrata Loen included guide, safety equipment and return with Loen Skylift (cabelcar) from Hoven (1011 masl) to Loen      
Per adult                                     NOK   1495,-
Per child (12-15 years old)      NOK   1335,-

Necessary equipment: food, a big bottle with water or soft drinks (two liters), gloves, windproof  jacket, long trousers, buff and warm clothes when cold weather conditions

Gjølmunnebrua. Photo: Willy Miljeteig

Shoe rental La Sportiva      NOK 110,-
Buying gloves      NOK   55,-
One baguette à 90 g      NOK   70,-

The estimated duration with a guide from five to six hours included breaks.

For experienced via ferrata climbers it’s possible to rent via ferrata equipment in the Loen Active shop.
Price for only via ferrata kit rental NOK 450,- per person
Booking via ferrata kit rental 

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