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Via Ferrata site in Les Orres
Hautes Alpes

Via Ferrata is a new form of rock climbing.

While Rock climbing is performed on natural cliffs that are not equipped or equipped with only few rings for fixing the ropes, the via ferratas are much more equipped.

With a load of cables, metallic steps, etc... it make it easy for un xperimented climbers to get a taste of vertical rock climbing.

Via Ferrata means literally the ironed path in italian.

It was originally "invented" by the italian army that used to put these equipments in the hardest parts of the mountains to allow its soldiers to pass through cliffs that would not have been passable otherwise.

This specific via ferrata is in the Southern French Alps near Embrun by a ski resort called "Les Orres".

Copyright: Thomas Humeau
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Uploaded: 18/09/2009
Updated: 23/09/2014
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Tags: via; ferrata; embrun; mountain; rock; cliff; climbing; orres; france; french; alps; hautes; alpes
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More About Hautes Alpes

The department is surrounded by the following French departments: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Drôme, Isère, and Savoie. Italy borders it on the east. Hautes-Alpes is located in the Alps mountain range. The average elevations is over 1000 m, and the highest elevation is over 4000 m. The only three sizable towns are Gap, Briançon, and Embrun, which was the subprefecture until 1926. The third highest commune in all of Europe is the village of Saint-Véran. Gap and Briançon are the highest prefecture and subprefecture in France. Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hautes-Alpes