Via ferrata Diavolo - Andermatt

Get a taste of climbing along rock faces securely attached to steel cables (CH) | 1 day

Enjoy one full day of climbing on the steep granite faces around Andermatt. Our guides will accompany you on your first foray into the fun and exciting world of via ferrata climbing. This trial course is perfect for everyone, who just wants to give it a try.

Course content

- Proper handling of safety equipment

- Efficient via ferrata climbing techniques

- Equipment and material knowledge


After completing this course, you will have had your first taste of via ferrata excursions and can participate in a more advanced course or accompany more experienced climbers on simple via ferrata routes.


No prior knowledge necessary, head for heights required; Protection: high, continuous with guide cable, metal rails and rungs; Terrain: short exposed, vertical sections (K1-2)


Duration from 2 to 5 hours, up to approx. 700 vertical meters, approx. 250 vertical meters per hour.


4-8 participants per mountain guide

Meeting place

9.15 a.m. Mammut Store Andermatt / Imholz Sport - Piazza Gottardo (train arrival 9.06 a.m. Andermatt)


Approx. 3.30 p.m. from point of departure


The offer is held in German. Therefore, a basic understanding of German is important. Our mountain guides have a basic knowledge of English and can provide the necessary information in English. Often there are helpful guests on the tours and courses who are happy to help with the translation.

  • Guiding and supervision by a mountain guide
  • 15% discount on
Not included
  • Travel to the course
  • Transport (possible travel by mountain rail)
  • Climbing equipment CHF 15.- (climbing harness, via ferrata climbing set, climbing helmet)
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Contribution to the Travel Guarantee Fund (0.25% on total amount)


Day 1 After the participants have met up and collected their rental gear, it’s off to the Diavolo via ferrata above the Schöllenen Gorge. Here, the guide will teach the basic skills and cover the main aspects of via ferrata climbing. The Diavolo via ferrata has a K2-3 rating and is fitted with 700 meters of steel cables, 265 iron pitons and rungs and two ladders, making it the ideal climb for beginners. The route starts out steep and a bit dizzying, passing over an impressive ridge in step-like terrain. The next section alternates between plate-like cliff bands and grassy patches. Enjoy enthralling views into the depths of the Schöllen Gorge and down at the Teufelsbrücke (“Devil’s Bridge”). A longer traverse to the left takes climbers to the final section of the route: a chute, an exposed cliff section and finally a vertical ladder that leads to the edge of the Tüfelstallboden (approx. 1860 m above sea level), a lovely resting spot marked by the Uri flag with a view of the saw-toothed granite of the Salbitschijen. To return to Andermatt, follow the Chilchenberg or Nätschen hiking trails or ride the train on the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn.

Rental equipment

Our mountain guide will bring the ordered rental equipment to the meeting place. The following equipment can be rented.

  • Climbing harness
  • Via ferrata climbing set
  • Climbing helmet
Technical equipment
  • Backpack approx. 30l
  • Climbing harness
  • Climbing helmet
  • Via ferrata climbing set
  • 1x Hardshell jacket (wind- and waterproof)
  • 1x Hardshell pants (wind- and waterproof)
  • 1x Soft shell and/or fleece jacket
  • 1x Climbing pants
  • 1x functional socks
  • 1x isolation jacket
  • 1x short/long functional underwear
  • 1x Cap/hat
  • Via ferrata glovs (if available)
  • Hiking shoes or mountaineering shoes (at least ankle-high, hard sole)
  • Tea and luch must be brought
  • Snacks (e.g. energy bars, dried fruit, dried meat)
  • Sun cream and lip cream (SPF 30 or higher)
  • Sunglasses
  • Thermos flask made from break-proof material
  • Small medicinal supplies for personal requirements
  • Camera (optional)
We are happy to advise you

Our team is available by phone from Monday to Friday from 09.00 to 12.00 and from 14.00 to 17.00.

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