And off we go
But still turn around? Maybe some other time? Of course not! The conditions could not be better. One last sip from the water bottle, partner check of the material (seat harness, loops, knots, helmet, ...) and off we go.
The first ascent to the first peak is quite challenging - and in retrospect also one of the most difficult - a start from 0 to 100, which makes the respect for the task of the Arlberg via ferrata increase a bit. But this challenging start is also good for getting into "via ferrata mode" right away and gaining more confidence. Nevertheless - after the first "summit" - it was time to take a breather.
After that, you slowly but surely come to enjoy more and more. Smaller and bigger challenges are enough, but with good friends it is a valuable experience. With the challenges also increases the security in the wall, the confidence in the material, the ambition and the joy. The tension becomes a little less with each step, you should still never completely lose respect (which will not happen so quickly with this via ferrata), recklessness and overconfidence can very quickly become dangerous here.
Enjoy - but not for too long.
In between, of course, you always have time to sit down briefly, drink something, eat and enjoy the never-ending distant view. After all, the via ferrata impresses with a perfect panorama far into the Verwallgruppe and Lechtaler Alps. However, you should not take too long with breaks, the Arlberg via ferrata is with 5-6 hours walking time but a very long and demanding via ferrata and who still wants to reach the Kapall cable car for the descent, should not leave too much time. o