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Number of Reviews: 9 Overall score: *****
Via Ferrata, Italy
Review posted by Maia Forrester
***** Written

Be prepared for all weathers

The Dolomites area of Italy is just beautiful and it was really lovely to be there. It is important that people signing up to this trip are prepared for a wide variety of experiences, since doing the Via Ferrata was much more weather dependent than I had appreciated. I had expected that rain and low cloud would not have prevented us from doing the Via Ferrata routes, simply that the experience would have been a bit damp and with reduced views. Unfortunately, non-optimal weather completely ruled out doing Via Ferrata routes for about half of our trip. On those days we went for walks instead. On those days we did see some incredible historic sites where there had been trench warfare on the hilltops, which we perhaps wouldn't have seen otherwise, however this was not an eventuality I had anticipated and I was really disappointed not to be able to do much of the Via Ferrata planned. I think it would be better to include this information in the Trip Notes, ie that weather may mitigate entirely against doing the Via Ferrate, so peoples' expectations are set an an appropriate level. It would also help if there was a 'Plan B' in place for such times because I think that the days when we didn't do the Via Ferrata would have felt better spend if we had been engaging in a pre-planned 'Plan B', rather than playing things by ear on a 2-3 hourly basis during those days.
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Via Ferrata, Italy
***** Written

INTRODUCTION TO VIA FERRATA

This is a challenging  and rewarding trip which felt more than an "introduction" at times and you do need to be fit.
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Via Ferrata, Italy
***** Written

INTRODUCTION TO VIA FERRATA

This was a very good experience and most of the things have exceeded my expectations. Thanks to Exodus for organising the event is such a good way. The stunning view of the Dolomites and Sud Tyrol was a bonus, on top. The local team of 2 very experienced leaders was also an important factor of the success of the whole organisation.   They have helped in every way, from belaying the inexperienced to finding bus tickets for the free day. 
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Via Ferrata, Italy
***** Written

INTRODUCTION TO VIA FERRATA (Dolomites)

An excellent introduction to assisted climbing in beautiful mountains but a good head for heights and faith in the equipment is required.
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Via Ferrata, Italy
***** Written

INTRODUCTION TO VIA FERRATA

This was very challenging for someone who has mostly done walking holidays, although some of them tough too. This was really a climbing adventure and we were driven by bus to each of the daily expeditions, so walking was kept to a minimum, I would have liked more. 
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Via Ferrata, Italy
***** Written

INTRODUCTION TO VIA FERRATA

The Dolomites are truly beautiful and should be on everyone's itinerary at some point. And if you want a bit of an adrenaline buzz from leaning out safely over empty space 2500 meters up the side of a mountain, then try Via Ferrata.
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