Via Ferratas and cliffs of the province of Belluno

Vias Ferratas

Via Ferrata is a route, on a side of a mountain or inside a canyon, equipped with artificial facilities and gears to facilitate their approach and guarantee safety. It's a part of hiking and mountaineering that involves the use of steel cables, rope-ladders, iron rungs and sometimes suspension bridges, without which you would need
mountaineering technique and skill to progress. 

You need to have a specific set to use the artificial facilities, consisting of some technical equipment that guarantees individual protection along the way.

Progression on a via ferrata is an activity that can be done independently.

But we absolutely don't recommend it: if you don't know how to use the via ferrata set, if you don't know your reactions to verticality and exposure and if you have doubts about your physical training, It's strongly recommended to approach a via ferrata for the first time with someone who has great experience on this kind of
mountain routes. 

The presence of an Alpine Guide is not compulsory, but we strongly advise it, because they are exactly the professionals, qualified by law, appropriate to accompany a beginner.

Cliffs

While in the mountains you deal with sides of hundreds of metres high, usually in the cliffs you hike for shorter ways. In the sport climbing the route to follow is clear and the protections are usually several and safe, with a hold that reaches 2500 kilos each: it's therefore possible “hanging” for a rest along the ascent and they are designed also for mistakes: the fall off a cliff, differently than from a mountain, is quite common. Sometimes, the routes are not always wellmarked and on some parts the protections can't be enough or safe.

It's therefore essential to be equipped on the length of the route and able to evaluate the conditions of the anchors (spit, fix, climbing nails, etc.) to possibly integrate them with the tools that every mountaineer should always have with him/her, like friends or nuts, that is to say the portable protections. 

Far from treating in this brochure the countless cliffs on the territory of the province of Belluno, that has more than some tens, the following pages want to give just some inspiration on the several opportunities to climb, in places that are easy to reach and interesting for the environment that surrounds them. 

For any detail and technical information please check the great bibliography on the subject, remembering that the climbing must always be done with after an appropriate physical training. 

Mountain climbing requires an experience and a knowledge of all the matters linked to safety much deeper than those necessary to sport climbing, where you become independent after a relatively brief time. 

Those who want to approach this practice can address to the Alpine Guides, professionals qualified to teach climbing both on the cliffs, for sport, and on the mountains. 

There are different types of courses, individually or in group, organised by several Alpine Guide associations.

For further information: www.guidealpineveneto.it
collegio@guidealpineveneto.it
telephone +39 3381056977. 

Another option is given by the CAI (Italian Alpine Club) provincial groups, that during summer organize group hikes on via ferratas. Some groups organize also
courses to learn this activity. For further information: www.caiveneto.it/sezioni




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