Via Ferrata

Via Ferrata gear

Via Ferrata is an increasingly popular way of getting into the high mountains, without the need for climbing ot mountaineering expertise.  Started in the Italian Dolomites, Via Ferrata routes are now widespread through Europe's mountain regions, including some in the UK.  Via Ferrata routes involve fixed steel cables, steps and ladders that lead up sometimes impossibly vertiginous rock climbs, yet they can be tackled with minimum kit and little previous experience of climbing - just clip on and go!