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Klettersteig is German for 'climbing path' and refers to something more commonly known as Via Ferrata.

Via Ferrata is Italian for 'iron path' and refers to a style of protected climbing route found in the Alps and certain other locations.

The essence of a modern via ferrata is a steel cable which runs along the route and is periodically (every 1 to 10 metres) fixed to the rock. Using a via ferrata kit, climbers can secure themselves to the cable, limiting any fall.

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