Mar 31, 2020 - 11:40 PM
in reply to Rw541120
The via Ferattas are called Kletterteig in german and are of all grades, although even the easier ones have an element of exposure about them. They are graded from K1 to K5 which measures more your stamina than anything else. Some mountain experience would be recommended for the higher grades, although I did see a couple of people on the Allmenalp who had never been off flat ground before. They didn't appear to be enjoying themselves.
You can hire a guide for some Klettersteige such as the Allmenalp near Kandersteg (K4) and the one at Mürren does guided tours (K3). Another easier one is the Eiger-Rotstock (K2) on the shoulder of the Eiger. It's historically significant having first been laid out in 1899. There are some great photos of ladies going up the ladders in period clothes.
The Allmenalp www.allmenalp.ch/aktivitaeten/klettersteig/