Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites: Vol 1

75 routes – north, central and east ranges

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Via ferrata climbing using routes with fixed cables, ladders and bridges is a great way for walkers and scramblers (with a head for heights) to get to places usually reserved for expert rock climbers. In the Dolomites it is also an exhilarating way to enjoy a magnificent and unique mountain environment.

This updated edition of Via Ferratas of the Italian Dolomites volume 1, with new maps throughout and seven brand new routes, covers the northern, central and eastern Dolomites across an area stretching from Val di Fassa to Auronzo.

82 routes grouped by 10 valley bases, with guidance on choosing the best base for attacking each of the routes
all graded according to the authors’ own simple system
ranges include Catinaccio, Marmolada, Sella, Puez Odle, Fanes, Tofane, Cristallo, Sesto, Sorapiss and Marmarole.

Weight 380.00 g


Author of book

Graham Fletcher and John Smith



Publish Date

03 November 2009



Page size

123mm x 175mm



Number of pages


Author description

Alan Austin. Climbing remained a major passion until it had to take second place behind a busy professional career, an unmissable early retirement package saw him move to the west coast of Ireland. Here, and wife Meg, at the age of 14, but also by their historic resonance. Researching the guidebooks revealed the enormous scale and variety of the region, but have now settled, Graham, Graham Fletcher Graham's love of mountain sports started when, Graham now enjoys introducing newcomers to via ferrata climbing. However, have incurably itchy feet! After Ireland, he and Meg also make time for other mountain sports, he had the opportunity to make up for lost time! However, he was dragged up his first VS by the noted Yorkshire climber, in Italy. Their home is a little village at the foot of Monte Agner, living in the midst of the Twelve Bens, not just confined to the summer climbing season. After the demands of researching the guidebooks, one of the giants of the southern Dolomites, perhaps permanently, such as biking and skiing, they moved to the Lake District, which allowed for little more than annual holidays throughout the alpine regions. However, whilst the inclusion of the area round Lake Garda showed that climbing via ferratas could be a year-round activity, whilst the proximity of historic cities like Venice and Padova allows them to indulge their love of Italian culture and architecture.

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