“It’s in the trees. it’s coming!”   5 comments

As always on our summer holidays we have to find time for some tree-climbing adventures.

Montoz Arbres, Prats de Mollo, Via Ferrata

It’s a firm favorite with the family and always one of the highlights. From our holiday home it’s just a short drive to Montoz Arbres in Prats de Mollo for a half a day of arboreal antics. You can check out my post from last year here for a few more words, but here a few choice photos from this years fun

Montoz Arbres, Prats de Mollo, Via Ferrata

Montoz Arbres, Prats de Mollo, Via Ferrata

Montoz Arbres, Prats de Mollo, Via Ferrata

Montoz Arbres, Prats de Mollo, Via Ferrata

Montoz Arbres, Prats de Mollo, Via Ferrata

Montoz Arbres, Prats de Mollo, Via Ferrata

Montoz Arbres, Prats de Mollo, Via Ferrata

Montoz Arbres, Prats de Mollo, Via Ferrata

This year we were also able to take on the the small Via Ferrata course they have. It looks reasonably easy from the ground and the start is certainly good fun as you wind you way down through a small rocky ravine crossing wire bridges as you go.

Montoz Arbres, Prats de Mollo, Via Ferrata

Montoz Arbres, Prats de Mollo, Via Ferrata

Montoz Arbres, Prats de Mollo, Via Ferrata

But then you traverse out onto a vertical wall of rock and the difficulty increases dramatically. I’ve done a little rock climbing myself and I found it really tough going. TJS decided it wasn’t for him but TJF is pretty much fearless and gave it a good go. She found it hard as well, more physically than anything and with a little help from the instructor she conquered it. I was really proud as there were moments when I wished I’d given it a miss.

Montoz Arbres, Prats de Mollo, Via Ferrata

TBF then went back and gave it go giving me the chance for some action photos (it wasn’t really in my head to take any when I was clinging to rock!)

Montoz Arbres, Prats de Mollo, Via Ferrata

Montoz Arbres, Prats de Mollo, Via Ferrata

Montoz Arbres, Prats de Mollo, Via Ferrata

Finishing off with the major zip wire from the top of the cliffs is a fine way to conclude the fun before a rushed picnic lunch under dark skies with the rumble of thunder

Montoz Arbres, Prats de Mollo, Via Ferrata

Cracking day of family fun – go on – give it a try 🙂

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5 responses to ““It’s in the trees. it’s coming!”

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  1. I have to be honest, that via ferrata stuff would not really be my thing……….I’m full of admiration for anyone that fearless!

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    • I love that sort of thing although this was a little harder than expected after a couple of hours on the tree course. TJF is really fearless at this sort of stuff and could be a real rock athlete of the future

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  2. Blimey – the kids look like seasoned adventures. Aren’t our little ones growing up? A did Go Ape for her Birthday treat earlier this year. Loved it. Needless to say it was TBH who went with her. You’d need a crane and a strong sedative to get me up in those trees. And as for the Via Ferrata…..I’ve got the collywobbles just thinking about it. Always thought that TJS was a sensible chap.

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  3. Adventurers.

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    • TJS is well on the road to making me feel even older than I, well, feel. 10 miles yesterday and he was never struggling. TJF loves these adventures, just hates good old fashioned walking, I’m still working on that……

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