Cirspitze V - this was our beginners trial run - only rated a 2A - to give us confidence in using the equipment and for the harder climbs to come. 310m ascent & descent; VF wire - 110m; 3 kms; 3-4 hrs.
Holding on with a death grip July 3rd 2013 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 accor ... read more
Europe » Italy » Veneto » Dolomites Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more