in the Zillertal
in the world of the Tux mountains
TAKING THE VERTICAL APPROACH
Climbing vacation in Tux
Via ferrata is enjoying a moment among mountain climbers right now, and the “fever” has spread here to the lovely Zillertal as well. The sport involves metal lines and iron pins hammered permanently into cliffsides, allowing hikers — with the right equipment, of course — to extend their forays into the world of the vertical. The routes are rated for difficulty, from A (easy) to E (extremely hard). A variety of via ferrata have been set up within a 25-km radius, promising plenty of adventure.
LEARNING NEW PESPECTIVES
If you’re interested in seeing the Zillertal from an entirely new perspective, then you’re well advised to put your trust in the hands of guide Matthias Schiestl. He recommends that novices and kids try the Huterlaner via ferrata course in Mayrhofen. It is set up as a mix of high ropes course and via ferrata and is perfect for the whole family to get their first taste of the action. It is more than just fun; it promotes both a sense of balance and concentration.
Once you’ve got your climbing legs under you, it’s time to raise your sights to the via ferrata courses in Ginzling, Hainzenberg or the Zimmereben route in Mayrhofen.