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July 3rd 2013
Published: January 12th 2014
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I was mega-excited to join my mates Geoff & Eti and their London hiking group (30 other bods) on a Via Ferrata trip in the Dolomites Italy. "Via Ferrata" translates literally to iron way, and consists of a series of steel cables fixed to the rock face that were originally built to assist Italian military movements through the Dolomite mountains during World War I. The climbs are rated according to... Read Full Entry

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Lagazudi Tunnels entry

Did a really interesting and cruisey day trip up the Lagazudi Tunnels (World War I fortifications).

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Martini Ledge

Fighting for control of Mount Lagazuoi in World War I, the Italian troops dug tunnels up the mountain and dropped bombs from up high onto the Austrian troops


Almost to the summit (and lunch stop) at 2807m. 690m ascent, and went back down by gondola.

This was a short climb and rated a 2A, which provided stunning views of the Tofana & Cinque Torri 400m ascent & descent; VF wire - 75m; 3 kms; 2.5 hrs.

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