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Via Ferrata - taken from Wikipedia
via ferrata (Italian for "iron road", plural vie ferrate or in English via ferratas) is a protected climbing route found in the Alps and certain other locations. The essence of a modern via ferrata is a steel cable which runs along the route and is periodically fixed to the rock. 
These "iron paths" got their start back in the day during WW1 in the high mountains of the Dolomites. They were constructed as way of allowing troops to get from precarious location to another - to attack the enemy. 
Today these itineraries are for sport and new and exciting ones can be found throughout the Alps. They are great fun for all members of the family.

One of the best itineraries known is the Bocchette Alte or Brenta Haute Route - a week long hut to hut trip located in the Brenta area near Madonna di Campiglio in northern Italy.

You too can join in on the fun - contact me to set up an exciting trip.