Meaning of via ferrata in English:

via ferrata

Pronunciation /ˌviːə fəˈrɑːtə/

noun

  • A mountain route equipped with fixed ladders, cables, and bridges in order to be accessible to climbers and walkers.

    ‘Best of all, almost anyone who enjoys walking in the mountains can also enjoy a clamber on a via ferrata.’
    • ‘Recently however, the via ferrata has been used for more recreational purposes.’
    • ‘The trail is equipped with a steel rope, it is a socalled via ferrata.’
    • ‘Closer inspection revealed a fixed cable - via ferrata.’
    • ‘Though the via ferrata to most, myself included, is a most dangerous system.’
    • ‘This climbed, I followed the path above, until it started to head down towards another section of via ferrata.’
    • ‘Possibly the most alarming aspect of the via ferrata, is its falsity found within its promises and claims.’
    • ‘The via ferrata was created in order to provide ease while discovering the mountainous experience.’
    • ‘This new technology is the via ferrata.’
    • ‘The via ferrata has been used for years throughout Europe as a time saving - and what some believe - safe way of experiencing the adventures of alpinism.’
    • ‘The following day I climbed the 240-metre via ferrata to the summit of 2908-metre Piz da Lec, towering over Corvara, with not another soul in sight.’

Origin

Italian literally ‘iron road’.