Snake Canyon, Oman
The popular via ferrata in Snake Canyon, near Wadi Bani Awf, includes several traverses and zip line routes more than 300 feet above the gorge's floor.
Via ferratas, meaning "iron roads" in Italian, are climbing routes with fixed ladders, suspension bridges, cables, chains, or other anchor points that offer access to mountains that would otherwise be difficult to reach. Many via ferrata are suited to casual hikers and climbers, while others challenge experienced alpinists. Hiring a local guide is always a good option.
Here are 11 great via ferrata destinations around the world.
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