Via Ferrata Chamonix Mont-Blanc


"Iron Roads", translated from Italian, is a cross between hiking and climbing. Via Ferrata routes are built into rock faces with cables and ladders and other equipment designed to facilitate people's progression along the route and to optimize their security.

Developed by the Italian Army in the Dolomites during WW1 to access "inaccessible" peaks and equip safe passage for the troups carrying heavy equipment, Via Ferrata is now a new activity in its own right for people keen to try something a little more challenging than alpine hiking. Although no real climbing ability is needed, a via ferrata does demand a steady head for heights.

Via Ferrata at les Evettes. In the background, from left to right: Aiguille Pourrie; Col de la Glière; la Cathédrale; Col des Lacs Noirs. photo source: @Oriana Frarier
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