TRAVEL + PHOTO – Climbing the Via Ferrata in Italy by Nathan Busscher

We hired Marcello via to guide us up the mountain.  We started off roped up to Marcello even though the whole point of the via ferrata is that you don’t have to use ropes.  The via ferrata or iron road provides the necessary safety measures for you to get to the top.  All you really need is a helmet, harness, and 2 carabiners attached to you harness.  The 2 carabiners are there so you always have at least one clipped into the cable just in case.