Holding on with a death grip

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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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This was rated a 3B. 950m ascent & descent; VF wire - 150m; 5 kms; 5-6 hrs.

waiting, waiting ...waiting, waiting ...
waiting, waiting ...

sometimes you can be waiting a while for the people in front of you to get past a difficult section


We were supposed to do the Col di Bos climb (3B) but it was being used by the Italian Army for training purposes, which was a bummer. Not much choice so we did this easy 1A climb instead.

wet wet wetwet wet wet
wet wet wet

Major highlight was walking behind the Cascata de Fanes

Tot: 3.834s; Tpl: 0.052s; cc: 43; qc: 167; dbt: 0.0862s; 3; m:saturn w:www (; sld: 1; ; mem: 1.7mb