For all via-ferrata enthusiasts, people who would like to try or have already tried, let's create meetings to discover the world through via-ferrata/sport.
What is via-ferrata
A via ferrata (Italian for "iron road". Plural "vie ferrate". In French "voie ferrée", German, "Klettersteig") is a mountain route which is equipped with fixed cables, stemples, ladders, and bridges. The use of these allows otherwise isolated routes to be joined to create longer routes which are accessible to people with a wide range of climbing abilities. Walkers and climbers can follow via ferratas without needing to use their own ropes and belays, and without the risks associated with unprotected scrambling and climbing. They are found in a number of European countries, including Italy, Germany, England, France, Austria, Slovenia, Romania, Switzerland, Spain, Sweden, Norway, and Poland (famous Orla Perć); and a few places in the United States, Canada, Malaysia and Singapore. The first via ferratas were built in the Dolomite mountain region of Italy during the First World War, to aid the movement of mountain infantry. The world's highest via ferrata, at 3,800 metres, is located at Mount Kinabalu in the state of Sabah, Malaysia.
Exemple of via in Germany:
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