/ Via Ferrata Hire Equipment

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wheelsucker - on 26 Jul 2013
Can you hire Via Ferrata equipment in Chamonix.

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MaranaF - on 26 Jul 2013
In reply to wheelsucker:

Yes but an energy-absorbing lanyard cost next to nothing to buy and just attaches to your climbing harness.
wheelsucker - on 27 Jul 2013
In reply to DemolitionRed:

I was under the impression the Petzl Lanyards or similar with crabs were expensive for what they are.

It's not something I'll be doing a lot of as it's just a day out with the family and don't want to buy them if I can hire at a reasonable cost.

Any ideas where I could hire them in Cham?


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MaranaF - on 27 Jul 2013
In reply to wheelsucker: If you buy them in the UK they are expensive, if you buy them in France they cost very little.

There are hire shops in many of the villages and towns. Just pop into one of the smaller sports shops and ask. If they don't do it they will know a person who does. Also some of the VF,s will do them.
ben b - on 27 Jul 2013
In reply to DemolitionRed: About 40 euros for a set so not cheap for a whole family....

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wilkesley - on 27 Jul 2013
In reply to ben b:

That's why we hired them when we went to Italy. Try the big shop near the Midi station, forgotten what it's called. They hire gear. I hired bots and crampons for the children from them.
wilkesley - on 27 Jul 2013
In reply to wilkesley:

Sorry not very good directions:) It's on the main street directly opposite the station that goes into town.
Lew13 - on 27 Jul 2013
In reply to wheelsucker:

Snell sports in town hire gear.

I'd be very surprised if they didn't hire VF kits out.
Nemo9 - on 28 Jul 2013
In reply to wheelsucker: Hi, if you are planning on doing the VF Curalla just above Passey there is a cafe near the start that hires out VF lanyards.Dont know how much they charge. I bought a set from Technique Extreme in Chamonix. Think they cost about 25 euros.
trollman - on 02 Aug 2013
In reply to wheelsucker: cafe at passy is 8 euros to hire , great route too

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