Thursday 23rd & Friday 24th August
Weather is forecast to be showery so, we have decided that on Friday we will take a city break but, today being Thursday and not forecast to rain till later we set off to find another klettersteig/Via Ferrata. A great way to fill a morning.
ASIDE: If you are coming late to this blog and don’t know what a klettersteig/ Via Ferrata is then please click on the link above or refer to this very same Blog for days 19 & 20.
Anyway, this one is high. Over 400m (1300 feet). It is supposed to take about 2.5 hours from bottom to top (though Mr & Mrs Acclimatised manage it in a very smug 1 hour 50 minutes). It is graded C, which is medium difficulty.
Mrs P loves this climb…
I, on the other hand, am less than enthusiastic. For some reason the exposure makes me nervous. Not sure why this is but it sometimes happens.
For those who don’t know, I took up climbing to rid myself of an irrational fear of heights. It worked. Mostly. However, some days, I just get edgy. Usually because I am tired or just a bit under par.
ASIDE: the climb starts down by the road. Eek!
Anyway, my sense of unease passed about 2/3 of the way up for no readily apparent reason and I was able to thoroughly enjoy the last 100m or so.
Maybe because we were close to the top which allowed me to relax? Maybe I am just a bit odd? Answers on a postcard please.