Friday, February 11, 2011

Friday's Video

Is this really a trail?

This video was taken at Leukerbad in Switzerland. The "trail" climbs the rock face of the mighty Dauberhorn which towers above Leukerbad on what is known as a via ferrata, or a mountain route equipped with fixed cables and ladders wherever necessary. It's an experience somewhere between mountain hiking and all-out mountaineering.

Roughly 708 feet of ladders and over 6500 feet of steel cable have been installed in the rock face of the Dauberhorn. There's also a 330-foot long natural cave that is traversed along the way:


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