Going Up

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A climber scales the Via Ferrata Regina-Oliana in the province of Lérida, Catalonia. One of Spain’s best ferratas, the Regina-Oliana is long, demanding and spectacular. This type of climbing route, while not without its dangers, is a much more accesible way to experience high-mountain exposure than free climbing. A harness, helmet, and a via ferrata lanyard is all the equipment that’s required, and all of it can be rented for a reasonable fee. If you don’t have experience in this kind of climbing, hire a guide. With professional supervision, ferrata climbing opens up the mountains to anyone who is reasonably fit–though a head for heights is up to you. For a video on climbing via ferratas (in Italy’s Dolomite mountains) click herePhoto ©Mike Randolph

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  1. JL October 1, 2012 at 23:23 #


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