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Via ferrata:


A via ferrata is fully equipped with cables and where necessary, fitted with ladders. It offers mountain friends trained and not subject to vertigo a pleasure halfway between hiking and rock climbing.

In Leukerbad there are many via ferrata (5) and climbing sites.

The Albinen ladders - the oldest via ferrata in the Alps

The via ferrata Daubenhorn - the longest via ferrata in Switzerland

Adventure via ferrata adventure Gemmi - the first via ferrata adventure of Switzerland

Other via ferrata: The ladders of Varonne, Schwarzhornsteig, Gratweg Torrent.

Discover the different possibilities and let yourself be seduced by the beauty of the mountains.

Via ferrata


Please bring some excellent mountain shoes, warm clothes, and a raincoat. Helmet (mandatory), climbing harness and carabiners with connecting ropes are required (with braking system). Wearing gloves is recommended for your comfort and provides good protection against injury. Further information Petzl Via Ferrata Accessbook.

There is also the possibility to rent the equipment to the Gemmi ( or at Nordlys Sport ( . Please book in advance by phone or e-mail.

Emergency number
Emergency number:


144 oder 112 - the mobile phone has the reception in most places. BRenounce any climbing in case of rain or thunderstorm, because of danger of falling of stone. The route is at your own risk; the community of interests of Via Ferrata formally disclaims any liability in the event of an accident.



The Daubenhorn via ferrata and via ferrata adventure are regularly inspected. If you still discover a fault, please send us an e-mail to the address below with the details of the problem (possibly with photo) and the location. We can do the repair quickly. Thank you.

Society IG Klettersteig:


The via ferrata of Daubenhorn and Gemmi were created by a group of mountain climbers and mountain guides with volunteer work. Thanks to sponsors and the collaboration of specialists, the work has been successfully completed. The IG (community of interest) via ferrata is an association and consists of the following members:

Allet Mandy
Di Bernardi Ilario
Grichting Benjamin
Grichting Dolf
Grichting Dominique
Grichting Fabian
Grichting Jean Claude †
Grichting Jean Lou
Grichting Jürgen
Grichting Konst †
Grichting Nestor
Grichting Roland
Grichting Patrick
Grichting Moritz
Grichting Walter
Gully Renato
Imboden Andre
Julier Martin
Kiechler Markus
Köppel Andreas
Köppel Bruno
Loretan Lukas
Loretan Urs
Meichtry Freddy
Morciano Claudio
Pirlet Luca
Roten Daniel
Roten Jürg
Roten Kilian
Roten Jörg
Studer Christian
Tschopp Gustav
Tschopp Patrick
Tschopp Petra
Werlen Philipp
Werlen Richard 

† Konst Grichting is fatally injured in an accident in May 2006 in a wooded area in Inden. We are shocked and sad. We will keep Konst in our memory forever and we wish him eternal rest.

How to get there
How to get there:

Leukerbad is an ideal destination in Switzerland all year round. Due to the very good connection to public transport, but also the comfort, the individual accessibility is Leukerbad is predestined for a trip to the oldest, longest or busiest via ferrata in Switzerland or in the most beautiful baths of Switzerland.

Donations / support:


The use of via ferrata is free. Maintenance is expensive. Therefore, we are grateful for all donations / support.



Raiffeisenbank Region Leuk

3952 Susten

PC: 19-899-9

IBAN: CH92 8052 7000 0065 2255 6

Verein IG Klettersteig Leukerbad-Gemmi-Daubenhorn

or Paymit / Twint (QR Code)

Donations / support:

Public transport

Regular train connections to Leuk, then daily bus connections to Leukerbad. From the Leukerbad bus station you can reach the Gemmibahnen on foot or by the local Ringjet bus.


From Basel and Zurich: A1 motorway in Bern; A6 to Spiez; Direction Kandersteg; Transportation by car Kandersteg - Goppenstein; Direction Gampel; Leuk Leukerbad. From Geneva: A1 motorway to Lausanne; Direction Sion / Sierre; Leukerbad-Leukerbad.


Parking at Gemmi Bahnen or various car parks in the village of Leukerbad. Follow the local parking guidance system.

Mountain guides
Mountain guides

Werlen Riccardo

Tel:+41 79 754 00 52


Werlen Philipp

Tel:+41 79 755 30 22


Fees for guiding the via ferrata Daubenhorn Gemmi CHF 650.- (for 1-3 persons) - Subject to alterations (1st August 2019).

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