Honister Crag Via Ferrata

Walks » Walking Log » 2007

Sun 15 Jul 2007

Route: Honister Pass - via ferrata - Black Star - Fleetwith Pike - Honister Pass

Distance: 3.00 miles

Ascent: 1,100ft

Time: 2 hours

With: Simon our guide and 10 others including Anne and David & Jennifer Hall


 Warm, broken cloud building.

Honister Slate Mine has recently opened a via ferrata up Honister Crag following the route taken by the old mine workers. To find out more about 'The Edge' visit http://www.honister-slate-mine.co.uk

From the Honister Slate Mine website:

'Ferrata is Italian for 'Iron Way' and the system has been used in the Alps for more than a century. During World War One, they were used to ferry troups and equipment over mountainous terrain.

Honister's Via Ferrata is an adventure climbing system that uses a permanently fixed cable for safety and protection up the rock face of the old miners' route. You are attached to this system by a harness provided by Honister. Full safety instructions are provided and initially all tours will be guided.'



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