Hi, I am putting together a family trip to Bourg Saint Maurice this summer for some biking, rafting, via ferrata etc. I have heard that it is possible to hire harnesses, helmets and via ferrata lines/kit from the local supermarket. Can anyone confirm this or suggest other suppliers, thanks dave.
> Make sure they are not one of the many, many, sets that have been recalled.
Bear in mind that even _with_ a presumably safe, non-recalled VF kit, taking a fall on a via ferrata route generally is significantly more dangerous than a Leader fall in belayed sport climbing. I've actually seen somebody get hurt in a fall on a difficult VF route.
It's important to work you up progessively thru the difficulty grades, not get into a route that's beyond your ability. Falling is a bad idea.