Thursday, May 07, 2015

Video: Riding a Via Ferrata on a Mountain Bike

If you know what a "via ferrata" is, you probably also know that they can be incredibly dangerous hikes in the mountains of Europe. In fact, some of these fixed-roped routes are amongst the most terrifying and dangerous treks in the entire world. Knowing all of that only makes this video more impressive (and scary!) however, as it features mountain biker Harald Phillipp as he speeds down one of these "iron ways" in the Brenta Dolomites aboard his trusty bike. To say is is a wild ride would be an understatement, but it also has to be seen to be believed. This is definitely not for the faint of heart, and it goes without saying that this should be left to the professionals. I for one am glad I'm only watching this on video.

VIA FERRATA from Summitride on Vimeo.

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