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Packing list for the via ferrata

This must be in your backpack

Ready for the via ferrata? These must-haves belong in your backpack!

A well-packed backpack is the key to a safe via ferrata experience. It is crucial to choose equipment that not only ensures comfort but also protection. From via ferrata sets and helmets to first aid kits – we'll show you what you should pack in your backpack with the help of a packing list.

The via ferrata adventure begins in your backpack

The via ferrata set, which consists of a special safety system with two carabiners and a shock absorber, is indispensable on a via ferrata tour. The climbing harness is necessary to attach the via ferrata set and move safely along the wire rope. A helmet protects your head from falling rocks and in the event of a fall, while climbing gloves provide a better grip and protect your hands from injuries and blisters.

Via ferrata shoes with a good tread sole offer you optimum grip and stability on a wide variety of terrain. Carabiners are useful for additional safety and for attaching equipment. A resting loop allows you to rest at the fixed points of the via ferrata if necessary.

The first aid kit is indispensable for minor injuries and emergencies. A headlamp provides the necessary visibility in poor light conditions or if the tour takes longer than planned. And of course, water and snacks are also essential.

Tip: Instead of a water bottle, you can also use a hydration system, as climbing rucksacks usually have a special compartment to integrate this into the rucksack. The system enables a continuous and uncomplicated supply of fluids without having to stop. This is particularly advantageous on long or demanding tours.

Not to forget: In addition to an optimally packed rucksack, the outfit is also crucial, whereby a windproof jacket, suitable trousers and a suitable shirt are important. When climbing, the layering-look is often recommended in order to be able to react flexibly to changing weather conditions.

Compact summary – your via ferrata equipment

Packing list via ferrata
  • Via ferrata set
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing shoes
  • Helmet
  • Climbing gloves
  • Additional carabiners
  • First aid kit
  • Windproof jacket
  • Water bottle with plenty of water
  • Snacks

The most popular brands for via ferrata equipment

  1. Salewa: The mountain all-rounder from South Tyrol supplies everything you need in the mountains, from clothing, hiking boots, rucksacks and tents to climbing equipment.
  2. Petzl: The leading French brand offers a wide range of high-quality products such as headlamps, ropes, climbing harnesses and belay devices.
  3. Edelrid: Via ferrata, bouldering, mountaineering or ski touring: The Edelrid brand offers a wide selection for your next adventure, whether ropes, carabiners or climbing harnesses. 
  4. Black Diamond: The product range of the outdoor specialist from Salt Lake City in America includes climbing hardware, helmets, ski poles, clothing and headlamps.
  5. ScarpaThe well-known Italian brand focuses on climbing shoes, ski touring shoes and hiking boots, which are known for their high performance and comfort.

>> Equip yourself now for your next via ferrata adventure!


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