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Via ferrata Gabi

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The via ferrata Gabi is located below Simplon Dorf in the Gondo Gorge. The short but sporty via ferrata is classified with difficulty T3-T4.
open
moderate
Distance 0.4 km
2:00 h
222 m
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The adventure begins when you enter the Gabi gravel pit. Over the three-rope footbridge you reach the main rock, which first leads over the road tunnel and then horizontally in a natural gallery to the first emergency exit over the forest. This is where the vertical ascent of over 180 metres begins. The entire via ferrata "Gabi Simplon" is 750 m long and has a height of 250 metres. From the start back to Gabi it takes about 2.5 hours.

Via ferrata sets can be hired at the Arnold bakery in Simplon village for CHF 25 per day.

Climbing the via ferrata is free of charge; a voluntary collection is welcome.

Author’s recommendation

Combine the via ferrata experience with a visit to Simplon village. The pretty village in Italian flair invites you to linger.
Difficulty
C/D moderate
Stamina
Experience
Landscape
Risk potential
Highest point
1,427 m
Lowest point
1,205 m
Best time of year
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Access
1,200 m, 0:05 h
Wall height
220 m
Climbing length
700 m, 2:00 h
Descent
1,400 m, 0:30 h

Safety information

The use of the via ferrata is at your own risk. Insurance is the responsibility of the climber. Climbing the climb at your own risk. In the event of accidents, any liability on the part of the Verein Klettersteig Gabi Simplon will be rejected.

Tips and hints

More information on www.simplon.ch

 

 

Start

Gabi, Postbus stop (1,205 m)
Coordinates:
SwissGrid
2'649'282E 1'115'011N
DD
46.184763, 8.076921
DMS
46°11'05.1"N 8°04'36.9"E
UTM
32T 428762 5114990
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Destination

Gabi, Postbus stop

Turn-by-turn directions

Gabi - Klettersteig - Fleschä - Gabi

Note


all notes on protected areas

Public transport

Public-transport-friendly

You can reach Gabi easily by Postbus from Brig or Iselle.

Getting there

By Postbus or private vehicle to Gabi.

Parking

Parking is available in Gabi.

Coordinates

SwissGrid
2'649'282E 1'115'011N
DD
46.184763, 8.076921
DMS
46°11'05.1"N 8°04'36.9"E
UTM
32T 428762 5114990
w3w 
///plotted.gambles.depths
Arrival by train, car, foot or bike

Book recommendation by the author

in Simplon Dorf

Author’s map recommendations

Hiking maps are available from the Simplon and Brig Tourist Offices.

Equipment

Equipment adapted to the weather is indispensable. For the via ferrata, it is essential to wear good, sturdy climbing boots. Climbing skills and the necessary equipment are a prerequisite.

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Rating

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Roland Weinhart
July 24, 2019 · Community
Tolle intensive Tour, geht vor allem im zweiten Teil in die Arme. Gute Routenführung, top abgesichert. 1a Zustand
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Photo: Roland Weinhart, Community
Rechts unten am Fluss ist der Einstieg
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Aussicht vom 2. Ausstieg
Photo: Roland Weinhart, Community

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Rechts unten am Fluss ist der Einstieg
Aussicht
Aussicht vom 2. Ausstieg

Status
open
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Difficulty
C/D moderate
Distance
0.4 km
Duration
2:00 h
Ascent
222 m
Descent
0 m
Public-transport-friendly Point to Point

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