Fun, Safe, Exciting, Adventurous!
Are some of the words that come to mind when talking about via ferratas.
The first via Ferrata was built in 1989 in the high Alps. The new concept brought fun and discovery. The via Ferrata were built to have fun and to provide a new experience in the mountains. France can be considered as the “official centre” for contemporary via ferrata sport styles.(from www.viaferrata.org)
Today, you can climb several hundred different via Ferratas on the five continents (and we are trying to catalogue them in ViaFerrata.Org). They are mostly very different from the first Dolomite via ferrata. Adventure is the motto. The trend is to create longer footbridges, faster and longer zip lines, crazy ladders with 360 or 720 degrees turns.