Arlberg Via Ferrata in St Anton

The almost two-kilometre-long Arlberg via ferrata in Tyrol is one of the most beautiful and most difficult climbs of its kind in the Alps.

Narrow crevasses, airy overhangs, jagged ridges: in the high alpine world of peaks around St. Anton am Arlberg there are around 70 climbing routes of varying degrees of difficulty to choose from.

A must for experienced climbers is the Arlberg via ferrata, an extreme classic in the Alpine region. It involves 2,000 metres of steel cable, 1,050 rope clamps, 500 hooks and wild ups and downs, including the “shark’s teeth” with their jags and towers – that’s just a short summary.

Climbing the Arlberg via ferrata above St Anton
© Tourismusverband St. Anton am Arlberg | Patrick Bätz

Only the entrance is easy to reach at an altitude of 2,543 metres and close to the mountain station of the Valluga I cable car. Climbers need four to six hours to master the Arlberg via ferrata depending on the weather and their physical condition.

Of interest: Upper Austria has Austria’s longest via ferrata

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