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Via Ferrata

Gemmiwand via ferrata adventure

Via Ferrata · Wallis
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  • Gemmiwand via ferrata adventure
    / Gemmiwand via ferrata adventure
    Photo: Valais/Wallis Promotion
  • Gemmiwand via ferrata adventure
    / Gemmiwand via ferrata adventure
    Photo: Valais/Wallis Promotion
  • Gemmiwand via ferrata adventure
    / Gemmiwand via ferrata adventure
    Photo: Valais/Wallis Promotion
  • Gemmiwand via ferrata adventure
    / Gemmiwand via ferrata adventure
    Photo: Valais/Wallis Promotion
  • Gemmiwand via ferrata adventure
    / Gemmiwand via ferrata adventure
    Photo: Valais/Wallis Promotion
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The new via ferrata is not quite what you might expect, as it also contains various elements that are more often seen in rope courses. This various route is situated below the Bergrestaurant Wildstrubel.
moderate
1.3 km
2:30 h
300 m
252 m
The 800-metre horizontal route runs beneath the Wildstrubel Alpine restaurant and the Gemmi cableway mountain station. Visitors can look forward to lots of hair-raising features such as the 65-metre-long rope bridge and the 20-metre-high ladder that turns through 540°!

Author’s recommendation

The hike up to the Gemmi Pass or back down follows the famous twisting trail that the shepherds take every year with their flocks.

Difficulty
C moderate
Technique
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
Gemmipass, 2413 m
Lowest point
Gemmipass, 2267 m
Best time of year
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Exposition
NESW
Approach
0 m 0:05 h
Wall height
0 m
Climbing length
600 m, 2:30 h
Descent
0 m 0:05 h

Safety information

Weather conditions: before setting off to tackle a via ferrata, it is important to check the weather forecast. Bad conditions can make climbing dangerous – particularly in stormy weather.

Rockfalls: because of the risk of falling rocks – usually caused by climbers higher up or by animals – all climbers are strongly advised to wear a helmet.

Safety: always leave sufficient distance between yourself and the climber ahead. There should never be more than one person between two anchor points.

Equipment

All climbers must wear a harness. Because of the risk of falling rocks along the route, a helmet is also essential. Ensure you have sturdy footwear and appropriate clothing, and bring a small rucksack with water and a snack. A suitable pair of gloves will protect your fingers and knuckles from grazes.

Tips, hints and links

Rental:
  • local sports shops in Leukerbad
  • Gemmi cable car

Find more information about the destination here:

Start

Arrival of the Gemmi cable car (2298 m)
Coordinates:
Geographic
46.397369, 7.613032
UTM
32T 393375 5139134

Destination

Arrival of the Gemmi cable car

Turn-by-turn directions

The starting point for this via ferrata lies in the ruins of the former Hotel Wildstrubel at the Gemmi Pass. Climbers encounter various features recalling an adventure rope park, particularly during the first part of the itinerary. The second section is a more classic-style via ferrata, which reveals fine views of Leukerbad from above. The end of the route is just a few minutes’ walk from the Gemmi cable car.

Public transport

Arrive in Leuk by train (SBB). Afterwards, take the bus connection (LLB) from Leuk train station going directly to Leukerbad. From Leukerbad you reach the Gemmi cable car by foot or by taking the local bus.

Getting there

From Basel/Zurich: Motorway A1 until Bern, A6 until Spiez, towards Kandersteg; Car transport Kandersteg-Goppenstein; towards Gampel; Leuk-Leukerbad. From Geneva: Motorway A1 until Lausanne; towards Sion/Sierre; Leuk-Leukerbad

Parking

Park directly at the Gemmi cable car or use different parking possibilities in the village of Leukerbad. Therefore, follow the local car-park routeing.
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

Author’s map recommendations

SwissTopo Maps 1:25'000: 1267 Gemmi


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Viorel Marin
July 22, 2019 · Community
Thanks. I will be in Leukerbad around 30 of August. Is anybody doing Leukerbad - Via ferrata. around that date. I would like to join any available teams.
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Valais/Wallis Promotion
July 22, 2019 · Valais/Wallis Promotion
Dear Diana and Viorel, According to the Leukerbad Tourist Office, the via ferrata is well open. Best Regards Valais/Wallis Promotion
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Diana Wijnen
July 20, 2019 · Community
I don't know, maybe end of summer? You could ask the lift company, they are building a new restaurant/liftbuiling.
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Difficulty
C moderate
Distance
1.3 km
Duration
2:30 h
Ascent
300 m
Descent
252 m
In and out Scenic With refreshment stops Mountain railway ascent/descent Completely cable-insured

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