by Dan Shorb » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:23 am
by damgaard » Wed Jun 08, 2011 6:49 am
by Dan Shorb » Wed Jun 08, 2011 3:23 pm
damgaard wrote:The routes have been recbables since the war, but often you can still see old wires and ladders.
Today however many new routes are being made, especially in Austria, that have no link to WWI but are made for pure fun. These are often more challenging than the WWI ones.
by visentin » Thu Jun 09, 2011 7:55 am
by Dan Shorb » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:10 pm
visentin wrote:I think the Via Ferrata (Klettersteig in German) are just too various in Europe; I imagine many were initiated for pragmatic reasons you pointed; the most recent were designed and built to provide the most fun in what we call nowadays the via-ferrata sport. But meantime many of them were made in order to ease the task for passing few complicated spots that prevented a whole route with medium difficulty to be done by the majority.
It is the case in the Pyrenees for one of the only of this kind, as they are almost not existing in the range, under the Brèche de Roland called "Le pas des isards", to provide access to the East and all the rest of the Monte Perdido routes; just a too stragegic spot.
In the Tatras, all valleys are sharp and end with jagged ridges; many passages provide access to the other side and the other valley but this requires most of the time some III/IV scrambling or rock-climbing. As the range is extremely popular and visited by crowds, chains are there to help and consequently allow a network of trails for all, instead of what would be a star-shaped bunch of valleys in cul-de-sac.
I don't know much the Alps, and the only equipments of this kind I've seen were in Slovenia. On Triglav for example I guess their role is pretty much the same, allow the summit for the majority, however more dedicated to the via-ferrata sport in other routes. Perhaps Borut can tell.
by Sarah Simon » Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:59 pm
Xue Sheng wrote:I DO recall on crazy one in China. Though can't find it right now.
by Vladislav » Sat Jun 11, 2011 2:14 am
Xue Sheng wrote: I don't know of any here in the US.
by Dan Shorb » Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:17 am
Vladislav wrote:Xue Sheng wrote: I don't know of any here in the US.
Half Dome and Angel Landing tourist path should qualify as Via Ferratas.
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