via ferrata: fort l'ecluse

First monkey rope. Look ma, one hand! Today we finally got around to trying the via ferrata course at Fort l'Ecluse. We need a break once in a while from putting miles on our feet and thought it would be a good idea to start using our arms. I've been wanting to try this for the past few years, so we finally gathered the necessary harness, Y lanyard with carabiners and energy absorber. Now, I only need a my-sized helmet.

Here we go.

The fort is only a ten minute drive, and the climb takes about an hour plus a short walk back down. After our first go, I am already wishing it was longer. I can't wait to explore courses in the Saléve and Alps, and we can make practice trips close to home. This is going to be too much fun.