WHAT IS A VIA FERRATA

Via ferrata literally means ‘iron road’. Originally used In WW1 to help transport troops across steep mountain ranges, the modern via ferrata involves a steel cable that runs along a route (periodically fixed to the rock).

Climbers secure themselves to the cable and climb using iron rungs, pegs, bridges and ladders, allowing you to climb routes that may not have been accessible otherwise. The best thing is, you need no climbing experience to enjoy a via ferrata walkway.