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Via Ferrata Xtreme


Via Ferrata translate from Italian into English as 'The Iron Route'. 

This activity is adopted from WW1 - when troops and munitions were moved around the mountainside using ladders and cables. 

Today, Via Ferrata is a recreation and allows climbers and non climbers alike to explore these high mountain cliffs, whilst always being attached to a safety cable.

At Honister the idea is adapted to create a journey up Honister Crag, through the old slate mine, past the old workings and onto the summit. 

The Via Ferrata Extreme scales Honister Crag via a series of steep ladders, wire bridges and cargo nets, so expect some walking, lots of climbing and a big challenge. 

The main event is the Burma Bridge, crossing high above the valley floor on a wire bridge - a test of balance as you head to the other side. 

This is a thoroughly rewarding session, high in the mountains and accompanied by dramatic scenery. ​

We will meet you at Honister Slate Mine, provide your kit for the course and head off to the start.

Here we will offer a full safety brief and demonstration.

The climbing is fun and the session tops out on the summit of Black Star to fantastic views down the Buttermere valley. ​

This is one of the best view points in the Lake District and a great way to round off the trip! 

The price of this day is inclusive of:

  1. A qualified & experienced instructor 
  2. Local & intimate knowledge of the venues
  3. All technical equipment 
  4. Professional instruction, coaching & guidance 
  5. A private trip - just you and your group

What to bring

Waterproof Jacket

Waterproof Trousers

Fleece Layer

Spare Warm top

Hat & Gloves

Walking Boots/Sturdy Trainers

25-30L Rucksack

Lunch & Snacks

1 litre water (minimum)

Personal Medication


Equipment provided:



Via Ferrata lanyards


Please select and request a date and time slot - we need to contact Honister to organise a booking for you

Minimum 10 years old

Minimum 1.3 metres tall


We will send a full itinerary on booking - please look out for our email.

Group discount available

£150 per person
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Cancellation Policy


In the unlikely event we have to cancel, we will offer a full refund if an alternate date can't be offered.

We can also issue vouchers to be used on other events or sessions with us. 

If cancellation occurs within 30 days of the course or activity, we will retain 50% of the full price (your deposit).

If cancellation is within 14 days of the activity we will retain the full amount.

Winter course conditions: It may be necessary to change the outline of the courses to offer general mountaineering/mountain skills programmes with part refunds.


In the current COVID climate, here is our COVID stance and policy. 

Any booking that cannot go ahead due to Covid restrictions or national lockdowns will be given a full refund. 

In light of the successful vaccine roll out and easing of restrictions in England, we are not offering COVID refunds at this time. 

We take our health very seriously here at LDM, our instructors will wear face masks in close contact scenarios and we will regularly use hand sanitiser. Our instructors are double vaccinated and COVID aware, following all up to date information.

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Where we'll meet

Honister Slate Mine - We will meet in the car park of the mine and supply your equipment here. You then be taken to the start of the course and a safety briefing given before starting

Lake District Mountaineering
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