INTRODUCTION TO VIA FERRATA

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?

The Dolomites are so varied and wildly beautiful that every day brought a new breathtaking vista. Some of the Via Ferrata routes we did were the highest level of difficulty and facing the fear was a major deal for an inexperienced climber like myself.

What did you think of your group leader?

We had a German speaker and an Italian speaker and they both complimented each other well.

Do you have any advice for potential travellers?

You need to have a bit more than just a "head for heights", some of the ascents were proper climber territory, so you have to be fairly confident in your physical fitness and mental focus.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

I did enjoy the trip a lot, mainly for the challenge and the beauty of the Dolomites. I found, however, that some days were too short and we were done by 3 pm. In the programme much longer days were advertised. The week could have been more densely packed with activity. I would have preferred to have the free day at the end of the week, not the middle.