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Via Ferrata

 

Via Ferrata

 

Via Ferrata

 

Via Ferrata

 

Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata

Translated as 'Iron way', the Dolomite Via Ferrata routes started out as a system of ladders and tunnels carved out by Italian Army engineers in the First World War as a means of defending Italian territory against the Austrian empire. Since then some of these old routes have been maintained to provide access to the higher mountains for those who do not rock climb, but would like to try something more challenging. New purpose built routes have been added over  time and these are now spreading to other area's of Italy as well as other countries in Europe.

Via Ferrata


A via Ferrata is generally a route involving scrambling over steep rocky terrain and ascending/descending iron runged ladders.  Many of these routes have fixed cable bolted to the mountain side, wherever the route is considered to be exposed. When on a Via Ferrata route you will be wearing a climbing harness with a Via Ferrata set through which you are attached to the cable. You guide will demonstrate how to clip into the fixed cables, which you should make use of at all times. You will also be required to wear a climbing helmet. All these items will be supplied prior to setting off and full instruction will be given before use.

Via Ferrata

Via ferrata courses are operated and run by Wild Boar Adventures, an UK-owned company based in the Italian Dolomites. For full information and pricing please follow the link below:

Wild Boar ADventures


 

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