September 2011 Mick Sandover, Mike and Tim Long spent eleven days
climbing "via ferrata" in the Dolomite mountains in
northern Italy. The term "via ferrata" means "iron
way" so called because the routes are cabled and climbing
them involves clipping a special climbing kit onto the cable.
The climbs range from very easy to extremely strenuous. Although
you are clipped onto a cable the sense of exposure on the difficult
climbs is exhilarating.
area has spectacular scenery and excellent weather (barring the
one snowy day - bottom left pic).
area is easy to reach from Venice Airport. We stayed in a small
town called Arabba, some 30Km west of Cortina.