Via Ferratas

Via ferrata are equipped routes, prepared with metal cables, ladders or steps, and other fixed features such as wooden walkways and suspended bridges. These man-made aids facilitate passage in difficult points involving exposed vertical rock faces, for example, and are designed to reduce personal risk for average trekkers. Via ferrata equipment is required.

In addition to the equipment recommended for any type of mountain trekking (suitable clothing, robust footwear, backpack, first aid kit, food and drink), to ensure your safety when moving along a Via ferrata route you need a protective helmet, a body harness, ferrata gloves and a ferrata set, consists of two ropes, carabiners and a dissipater that serves to cushion eventual falls, reducing the risk of injury. 

You can rent ferrata kits in sport shops in Cortina d'Ampezzo.

You may sometimes also need an ice-axe and crampons, depending on place and season, or a headlamp if you are planning to enter some of the numerous tunnels excavated during World War I.

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