Fort William Activities: A Guide to Via Ferratas

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The spring months are approaching and we cannot wait to get back out into the Scottish countryside. The rain may be disappearing but it’s time to get wet and wild with our guide to Via Ferrata.

You will be spoiled for choice when it comes to outdoor activity in Fort William and Via Ferrata should be at the top of your list. Outdoor activity specialists Vertical Descents give us an insight into the exciting sport.

Via Ferrata Scotland

Via Ferrata UK team Vertical Descents are located in Kinlochleven, near Fort William and Glencoe. Vertical Descents have teams across the UK but have chosen the some of the most scenic spots in Scotland to host their outdoor activities. People travel far and wide to enjoy their Via Ferrata experience which is based beside the third biggest waterfall in Scotland, The Grey Mare’s Tail.

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This sport is completely safe and the team is equipped with fixed cables, staples, ladders and bridges, eliminating any risks that come with this climbing activity. During the experience, the Vertical Descents team will take you on an epic 500m journey where you will be able to access a stunning bedrock amphitheatre.

What is Via Ferrata?

Are you an adrenaline junkie looking for your next fix? If you are then you will definitely enjoy this challenging outdoor sport.

Via Ferratas is the Italian phrase for iron paths. At Vertical Descent we offer an experience which is a mix of alpine hiking and rock climbing.

No matter what level of fitness you are you can join in with this exhilarating sport. There is a no better way to get fit than outdoors – where you can enjoy some of the most beautiful views Scotland has to offer.

Can I Take Part in Via Ferrata?

If the answer is yes, to the statements below then you can take part in Vertical Descents Via Ferrata experience. If you are unsure about any of the following statements, contact a member of the Vertical Descents team, where they can help you choose an experience which fits your needs.

  • I am both physically and mentally comfortable in this sort of outdoor environment
  • I am completely comfortable with heights and exposure
  • I want to challenge my ability in dealing with heights and exposure
  • I am over 10 years of age and over the height of 1m 30m.

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Fort William Activities

While you are visiting the Scottish countryside, there are lots of things to do in Fort William. From canyoning to coasteering, Fort William is known to be the Outdoor Capital of the UK.

Fort William is also home to the Glenfinnan Viaduct which is also known as the Harry Potter, Hogwarts Express. West Coast Railways offers trips on ‘The Jacobite’ steam train, which was seen in the world famous Harry Potter films. This restful trip is an excellent choice after you take part in Via Ferrata as the route has been known to be of the best scenic railway journeys in the world.