Italian for “iron road,” Via Ferratas consist of steel rungs, ladders, suspension bridges and cables firmly, but unobtrusively anchored into the rock and a great mountaineering tradition.

Via Ferratas were originally built during the First World War in the Dolomites of Italy to aid the movement of troops. In more recent times, over a thousand recreational routes have been developed throughout the alpine communities of Europe. Their popularity and benefit to the tourism economy is well documented, but only recently have Via Ferratas made an appearance on this continent. Adventure Partners is pioneering the Via Ferrata tradition in many of the most exciting North American destinations.