The Via Ferrata of Tière is 450 m long and passes a height difference of 125 m. It crosses over the Tière cascades three times.
The departure point is at the ""Sous-Scex"" bridge at about 900 m above sea level. The Via Ferrata leads you up to 1226 m above sea level. The trail is well signposted from Champéry and Val d'Illiez. You pass through the impressive Didier Défago gallery on the way back.
At the end of the Défago Gallery you arrive at Chalet Rosalie, where you can fish trouts.
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.
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.
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From the A9 motorway, take the St-Triphon exit in the direction of the Portes du Soleil via Collombey, Troistorrents, Val d'Illiez and finally Champéry.
Parking is possible directly at the cable car in Champéry.