Via Ferrata

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Via Ferrata was originally conceived in Italy and was widely used in the Dolomites during the First World War to enable non-mountain troops to gain ascendancy over the enemy. Literally translated as 'Iron Way', today's Via Ferrata are sections of rock equipped with a fixed safety cable (to which you are permanently attached) and, where necessary, metal hand and footholds; this equipment enables people with little or no previous experience of rock climbing to encounter all the sensations of that sport. There are a number of Via Ferrata within an hour's drive of the chalet, ranging from relatively easy if it is your first time, to difficult. All the safety gear you need ( harness, 2 rope sections with carabiners and shock absorber, and a helmet) can be rented locally.

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