Shore Excursion Details

Via Ferrata To Aksla Mountain

Alesund, Norway

Via Ferrata To Aksla Mountain

DETAILS

  • 4
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Weight

OVERVIEW

Climb a granite wall to the summit of Mount Aksla using metal hand-holds in the rock face that make the ascent surprisingly easy. As a warm-up, you will walk to the foot of the mountain, which rises somewhat steeply from the town park. After a briefing to ensure that you maximize the experience, you will start climbing by means of the hand-holds that are anchored into the mountain’s rocky southern wall. For added safety, you will be harnessed to a steel cable that runs the length of the via ferrata – meaning “iron route” in Italian. The advantage of ascending via ferrata is that it allows even non-rock-climbers to confidently scale a slope that would otherwise be impossible. There is a bench half-way up where you can pause and take in the spectacular scenery before continuing to the mountaintop. The descent will be much easier. Just walk down the stone staircase.

HIGHLIGHTS

• Get a real sense of accomplishment by climbing the rocky southern face of Mount Aksla.
• Use the metal hand-holds and harness that make the ascent easier and more carefree.
• Take a break on the bench halfway up the slope and gaze out over Alesund and beyond.
• Walk down Mount Aksla via the stone steps that are cut into the side of the mountain.


HELPFUL HINTS

• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: Weather-appropriate, layered clothing; a waterproof jacket and flat, comfortable walking shoes with a non-slip sole are suggested. Waiver must be signed. Participants must weigh no more than 260 lbs.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours
Wildlife Tours

Activity Level:

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    Challenging
Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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