ROBB REPORT - Ultimate Adventures: La Dolce Via

The Dolomites feature some of the longest and steepest rock faces in the Alps, and the range’s chalky crags have served as the training grounds for professional climbers for more than a century. Marmol suggests following in their footsteps with an itinerary focused on the region’s famed vie ferrate. First constructed by Italian soldiers navigating the mountains during World War I, these “iron roads”—comprising cables and rungs that ascend exposed ledges and thousand-foot walls—make it easier (if not quite easy) to climb the region’s towering summits.

 

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The Dolomites feature some of the longest and steepest rock faces in the Alps, and the range’s chalky crags have served as the training grounds for professional climbers for more than a century. Marmol suggests following in their footsteps with an itinerary focused on the region’s famed vie ferrate. First constructed by Italian soldiers navigating the mountains during World War I, these “iron roads”—comprising cables and rungs that ascend exposed ledges and thousand-foot walls—make it easier (if not quite easy) to climb the region’s towering summits. - See more at: http://robbreport.com/paid-issue/ultimate-adventures-la-dolce#sthash.ymtcxXV7.dpuf