This was my first via ferrata. It's not very strenuous but the exposure can be pretty scary, so a good head for heights is necessary. I'm not used to looking at my feet and seeing a couple thousand feet of air below them. The final bridge was kind of unnerving too. Overall this was super fun and I plan to do more via ferratas.
This was my first via ferrata. The exposure and variety of bridges made it a fun hike.
I had an opportunity to spend a weekend in Switzerland this summer (2013) and a friend suggested I go to Interlaken and try the Via Feratta. I'm so happy I did. We went early in the morning and only saw one other person on the trail. The towns were completely empty at 9am. It was an amazing hike with great views and a lot of fun exposure. I would recommend it to anyone who is in the area.
For many years I have wanted to try the Via Ferrata. It's my luck that my first one was more on the easy side. But the exposure was still magnificent in some spots and with bridges and ladders and cable crossings it was a wonderful experience. Thanks Mark for the write-up!
I completed this enjoyable route in 2008 not long after it first opened - and then did it again following year on a day the weather was too poor to go high.