Via Ferrata with children?

 Yes amazing! A great experience for you and your children, more adventurous than hiking and more accessible than rock climbing or alpinism. But pay attention... in addition to the risks, traveling with children requires extra attention, both in preparation and during the ascent. You must therefore have sufficient knowledge and experience (also in belay techniques with rope) to set off without extra guidance or a mountain guide!

You can do an easy - family oriented - Via Ferrata with children
from the age of 7 to 8, provided that they are additionally secured to a rope. At that age you cannot assume that they have sufficient insight into their own safety and that hanging the carabiners is always safe.
From about 10 years old, a trained child can progress independently, but supervision remains important - just like a good estimate of what is feasible.

Also be careful with the choice of Via Ferrata set or fall absorber, because most are only really activated with a minimum weight of 40 kg! Edelrid has a model specifically for children from 30 kg and Mammut also has VF sets that qualify.
Preferably each child is accompanied by an adult.

CanyonZone Knowledge base Via Ferrata / KlettersteigGo Back.


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