Via Ferrata Classic From GBP 40
Per person (children minimum age 10 yrs - 15yrs must be accompanied by an adult, 16 and older are classed as an adult) Duration 3 hrs.
This event starts at 12 noon (arrival 30 minutes before) Wet weather clothing, footwear and gloves.
Following the original Miners route to the top of the Mountain, Via Ferrata Classic is not as challenging or demanding as the Via Ferrata Xtreme.
A perfect introduction to move out of the comfort zone into a more stimulating and memorable experience, Via Ferrata Classic has won critical acclaim.
The Classic route begins by descending and traversing an exposed gully called Bull Gill. The route then continues over a narrow steel bridge which crosses over the top of the gulley, this is where miners used to dispose of unusable rock from deep within the caverns of Honister. From the steel bridge crossing there is a steep climb up a crag face, the top of the climb will mark the half-way point of the classic route. You then continue up the old incline passing by mountainside huts and drum houses the miners used to use to lower clogs to the Lancaster Ariel. This part of the classic route is a steep scramble up to the summit of Black star and then Fleetwith.
Winner of “Best Tourism Experience in The Lake District “2011 by Cumbria Tourism
Fully guided ascent!
Step out of your comfort zone!
See the best view in The Lake District!
You will be guided by professionals and secured to the Mountain by cable.
You do not need previous climbing experience.
Price = £40.00 per person
Minimum age 10 years; Minimum height 1m 30cm
children between 10 - 16yrs must be accompanied by an adult
Times: usually 12 noon daily!
Please check booking site for current times
Other time slots may be available during holiday periods!
The Classic takes approx. 2.5 - 3 hours
Please come prepared for all weather conditions with waterproofs, gloves (in colder weather), and strong footwear. All essential safety equipment will be provided by Honister on arrival.
Due to our policy of Best Practice, in the event of a single person booking being made for any individual Via Ferrata Tour, and this is the only booking we have received, we reserve the right to offer an alternative Tour.
Arrival time 30 minutes before start time or else you will forfeit your places.