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Via Ferratas – on the paths of World War One

Mariusz Z (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Via Ferratas – on the paths of World War One

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A little over one hundred years ago, a merciless war took place between Italy and Austria. It occurred high up on the walls of the Dolomites, a stunning theatre of Alpine peaks that served as the backdrop for this conflict. During the fighting, the Italian Alpini and the Austrian Kaiserjäger blew up entire mountains and crushed others to rubble. And even though this happened long before any of us were born, signs of this conflict are still visible today.

Back then, numerous supply routes which transported necessary goods through the mountains were literally built into the rock. Today, the routes, holds and infrastructure that was carved into the landscape live on in the form of amazing via ferratas. These lasting symbols of conflict now allow us to reach incredible places high up in the mountains, bringing us to amazing climbing walls, well maintained via ferratas and, last but not least, breathtaking scenery.

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