Jan 18 – Slideshow & Potluck

Via Ferrata – Protected Climbing Paths in the Italian Dolomites
by Andrew Lavigne

A Via Ferrata (lit- “Iron Way”) is a fixed-protection climbing path. First built during the first world war to enable warring troops to scale technical terrain in the mountains of Italy and Austria, these protected climbing routes are now a popular sub-genre of climbing. Many new recreation-only sport routes have been created in addition to the now-historial WWI ferrata routes.  If you’ve ever wanted to experience the feeling of being on a big-wall route without a big commitment, then this activity might be for you!

Where: 143 Flora St., Ottawa (the Klatt residence in Centertown Ottawa)
What:  Potluck dinner @ 6:00pm – bring a dish to share; BYOB; Slideshow @ 7:30pm
You must RSVP to confirm your attendance with Calvin at

cklatt@sympatico.ca or 613-234-2072

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