Via Ferrata

WHS containing a Via Ferrata. "A via ferrata (Italian for "iron road") 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" (Wiki)

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Connected Sites

Canadian Rocky Mountain Parks: Mount Norquay's Via Ferrata
Causses and Cévennes: At Montpellier-le-Vieux
Dolomites: The Dolomites as a whole contain around 80 VF. Within the inscribed site, the Via Ferrata Marmolada is the highest (the World's second highest at 3343 metres?), longest and oldest in the Dolomites. The first VF were installed in the Dolomites during WWI (Austria/Italy) "To help troops to move about at high altitude in very difficult conditions permanent lines were fixed to rock faces and ladders were installed so that troops could ascend steep faces". (Wiki)
Kinabalu Park: The World's highest at 3776 meters
Lake District: At Honister Slate Mine
Madriu-Perafita-Claror Valley: To Rocs d'Esquers
Mount Kenya: "In July 2012 a new via ferrata developed by the Kenyan Wildlife Services (KWS), opened on Mount Kenya" (Wiki)
Pyrénées - Mont Perdu: Via Ferrata de Coumély
Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona: a historic Via Ferrata called Pinut at Fil de Cassons


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