Climbing Via Ferrata – Banff’s Newest Adventure Activity
Italian for “iron road” via ferrata is a protected mountain route equipped with fixed cables, rungs or ladders and bridges. Originating in the 19th century, the roots of via ferratas are most commonly associated with the First World War. Several were built in the Italian Dolomites to aid in the movement of troops.
Today 1000 routes exist worldwide drawing those with a spirit of adventure and a love of the outdoors.
Below you can see how the safety leashes on the harness clip into the cable with carabiners…
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